Lidoderm Patch (Lidocaine)
Lidoderm Patch (Lidocaine) Dosage and Side Effects
Lidoderm is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidoderm is used to relieve post-shingles pain. Apply Lidoderm only to intact skin with no blisters.
Proper Use of this medication
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe burning, stinging, or irritation where the medicine was applied;
- swelling or redness;
- sudden dizziness or drowsiness after medicine is applied;
- confusion, blurred vision, ringing in your ears; or
- unusual sensations of temperature.
Common side effects include:
- mild irritation where the medication is applied; or
- numbness in places where the medicine is accidentally applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions with this medication
Avoid touching the sticky side of a lidocaine skin patch while applying it.
Avoid accidentally injuring treated skin areas while they are numb. Avoid coming into contact with very hot or very cold surfaces.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied lidocaine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings and Precautions
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.