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lidoderm lidocaine patch 5% ## havin some itching problems around nose area benn using lidocaine patch on back for pain control ## I want to know if Endo Pharmaceuticals still manufacture Lidoderm 5% patches? They work fantastic relieving pain, easy to use, peeling adhesive patch from clear sleeve. CVS Caremark recently sent me another company's patches. Don't like them. ## Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic that is used to treat mild pain caused by various muscle, and skin conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, flakiness, inflammation, and irritation. Mary Ellen, which patches did you receive this time? Who is the listed manufacturer?

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The brand name patches are very good! They stay on my skin very well. However they will irritate if on passed a day or the next morning. The generic patches are useless everything from sticking together, to itching, to dropping off the skin,to curling in the corners is true. I have found that if you put a sock, a glove (a cloth glove,that will keep moisture out helps for the patch to stay on and in place. I did not like the generic patches,unfortunately my insurance will not pay for the better one.And now I can't get them at all!!!!!Try not to lotion down nor shower just before putting on. If you go out try to keep body cool as the patch will peel if any kind of sweat gets around the area.


My dad (85 years old) was prescribed the loriderm patch for severe arthritis back pain and I noticed after he wore the patch for a few days he started to halucinate and was confused and very nervious so at the hospital they took the patch off. How long does it take for the medication to get out of your system? ## Hello, Marylou! How is your dad doing? How long was he using it? If he was only on it for a short period of time, then it shouldn't take more than a few days to be processed out. That's an odd side effect, however, since this is a topical anesthetic that's actually very mild and very little of it is absorbed. Are they sure it was from the Lidoderm? Is he on any other medications? ## Did you Dad take the patch off every 12 hours and did not put another on until 12 ho...

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Broken thumb will not heal with new bone growth. I use a small patch on joint. Could the patch be a factor in no healing? 4 surgeries in 7 months. Still in a cast with port for bone stimulator. I put quarter size patch in port hole for pain 24/7. ## Hello, Cusher! How are you? It's very doubtful, since this is just a mild topical anesthetic, your body usually does't absorb much of it. That's why the FDA lists most of the side effects as being related to topical use, like skin irritation, redness, itching and rash. However, it would be best to check with your doctor, to be sure. Are they aware that you're using it? You likely shouldn't leave it in the port, when using the stimulator. ## I was using for pain only but have stopped putting in port till next x-ray. I love...

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Is there any problem with being on Suboxone and be able to wear a lidoderm patch for nerve pain from a spinal surgery? ## Is there any problems using lidoderm patch while being on suboxone? ## Based on my research there are no drug interactions found between Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Lidoderm (lidocaine topical). This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist, but my sources state that every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate. More information about these two medications can be viewed in the links below: Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add. ## Can u take suboxine or percocet with sovaldi or ribasphere?

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I put it on my back and within one hour it is falling off or sticking to itself. ## Hello, Linda! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you consulted your doctor? They may approve your using some extra medical tape to hold it on. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Lidoderm as being related to its topical use and they may possibly include skin irritation, redness, rash and itching. ## My doctor said to try taping the top and bottom. I am unable to use tapes as they take my skin off. I am trying to use paper tape today. It is holding for the most part, but I have to remove it now and will know if I can use it. Some burning and itching so am a little scared.

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I have a Lidoderm patch that you put on to take care of the pain you are having. I want to know if this patch is addictive and if it makes you high while you are on it. ## would like to know the side affects of the patches. ## No, they will not make you feel high, it contains a topical anesthetic to relieve minor pain. Side effects are related to that and may include skin irritation and redness. Learn more Lidoderm details here. Are there any other questions or comments?

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dirty urine while taking lidoderm ## i use two lidoderm patches 24hrs ago, will this show up on a drug test ## Lidoderm patches contain the active ingredient Lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. And no, there is nothing in this that would cause a positive result on a drug test, especially with the patches, because you absorb very little of it. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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what is lidocain patch for and what does it do to an individual... ## It really won't do much of anything, Lidocaine is a mild, topical analgesic. It will provide slight pain relief for minor muscle aches and bruises, but no more than that.

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