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Lidoderm Lidocaine Patch 5%

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lidoderm patches let me rest.


i have a degenerative bone disease and it has affected my lower back. i also have neuropathy in both feet. both conditions are very painful. i am on medications for both, but the lidoderm patch is an extra boost. some times my feet hurt so bad that i can't even stand a sheet on them. those are the nights that i am so happy the doctor prescribed the lidoderm patch. when you apply it, it is a cool wonderful feeling and you can wear them for up to 12 hours a day. the patch can be cut to size and one patch sometimes can be cut for two different areas. this patch is good for my back pain too. the area you have the pain has to be clean and dry when you apply, but will stick if you happen to get it damp after application. this patch is very good for temporary pain relief.

Eatonton, GA


Lidoderm Patch helps soothe my nerve pain


**Lidoderm(Lidocaine Patch 5%)**I have an illness called [Complex Regional Pain Syndrome][1] (CRPS), which there is no cure. I have tried just about every pain pill and most of them are too strong for my stomach. The only pain pill I'm able to keep down is [Neurontin][2] . My pain specialist suggested the **Lidoderm** **Patch **five months ago. It is a prescription medicine that is used to relieve pain usually associated with Shingles. It has recently been prescribed for people with CRPS to help reduce the sharp, burning, and aching pain. Lidoderm is a local anesthetic (numbing) medication. It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. It is not a narcotic. Each adhesive patch contains 700mg of lidocaine. Do NOT apply the **Lidoderm Patch **to swollen, raw or blistered skin. You should never use this product if you are sensitive to local anesthetics such as lidocaine. It is easy to apply and remove the **Lidoderm Patch**. The patch is thin and has no odor to it. You can wear the patch under your clothing. The patch is sealed in an envelope. 1) Cut along the dotted line to remove the patch from the envelope. You can cut into smaller sizes with scissors before removal of the clear plastic backing. 2) Remove the clear plastic backing before applying the patch to the skin. Apply immediately after removal from the protective envelope. 3) You can only apply up to three patches at one time. Leave the patch on for 12 hours and you have to wait another 12 hours before applying another patch. Never reuse a patch. Remove patch immediately if irritation occurs. Redness or swelling of the skin where the medication was applied may occur. I haven't had any reactions while using the **Lidoderm Patch**. If you have an allergic reaction to the medicine, contact your physician immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include a rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. Keep both used and unused **Lidoderm Patch **out of the reach of children or pets. The amount of lidocaine in the patches could be harmful to a child or pet who accidentally sucks on or swallows the patch. Fold used patches so that the adhesive side sticks to itself. I usually put the **Lidoderm Patch **on before I go to bed to give me more comfort while I'm sleeping. I trim off approximately ½ inch on each side of the patch for a better fit on my foot. When you first apply the patch to the skin, it is cold. It doesn't take long before I start to feel it working. I wear one of these patches once a day. As a patient who has been using the **Lidoderm Patch**, I would recommend it for nerve pain or neuropathic pain. I give it ***4 stars***! **The information in this review is NOT intended to replace the advice of a doctor.** *Thank you for reading. If you would like to read more of my reviews, please click [here][3] ![Krista Lynn][4] * [1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/RSDSA-Reflex-Sympathetic-Dystrophy-Syndrome-Association-review-3bbd4 [2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Neurontin-In-Generic-form-it-is-Gabapentin-review-15231 [3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/aboutme/krislynn/profile_reviews [4]: http://www.viewpoints.com/aboutme/krislynn

Southern Belle, GA


Lidocaine patches relieve nerve pain.


I started using Lidocaine transdermal patches when I had shingles 3 years ago, mainly on my hip.  I suffer from the post herpetic pain, so these patches come in handy and relieve pain topically.  They can also be cut to the size that is needed.   Additionally, you can get them wet, but generally don't find that that works.   Be very careful when applying these; they lose their stickiness if you fold the patch over onto itself.  Also, where you apply it does matter.  If it's a place you bend a lot, they won't adhere as well.  Don't use a lotion where you want to apply it either.   I have also used these patches for costochondritis.  In fact, these patches are very helpful and I don't know why doctors don't prescribe them more often.  I have had no side effects from this medication.

Herrick, IL


Lidoderm Lidocaine Patch 5%

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