Lidoderm

(lidocaine)

4.2/ 5 average rating with 18 reviewsforlidocaine
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Treats nerve pain.

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Lidoderm (lidocaine) works well to treat nerve pain that is localized to a small area, but its topical application may cause minor skin irritation.

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Quick facts about lidocaine
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (lidocaine)

Upsides

  • Minimal side-effects compared to other pain relievers since it works locally at the site of application.
  • Won't hurt your kidneys or liver unlike other pain relievers.
  • Available in many different topical formulations to fit your needs.
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People’s experience with lidocaine

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Downsides

  • Application may cause minor stinging or burning skin irritation.
  • Used patches requires proper medication disposal since it still contain enough medicine to be dangerous to children and pets.
  • Not a good choice if you've had allergic reactions to numbing medications (local anesthetics) or have a history of irregular heartbeats.
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How it works

Lidoderm (lidocaine) is an anesthetic that is absorbed through your skin and targets local nerve fibers to block pain.

Quick facts about lidocaine
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (lidocaine)

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Dosage forms

  • Cream
  • Gel
  • Ointment
  • Jelly
  • Spray
  • Patch
  • Lotion
  • Topical solution
People’s experience with lidocaine

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What to expect when you take Lidoderm (lidocaine) for Pain

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Burning or tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Nervousness
  • Twitching
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Side effect rates for Lidoderm (lidocaine)

Risks and Warnings for Lidoderm (lidocaine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Use of heating pad on skin
    • Applying patch to red, irritated or broken skin
    • Leaving patch on for more than 12 hours
    • Using patch on a very large area
    • Older age
    • Smaller patients
    • Liver disease

    Lidoderm (lidocaine) can build up in the body and slow breathing or cause seizures and death. Do not leave the patch on the skin for longer than 12 hours or use on very large areas. The elderly may be more sensitive to overdose. Talk to your doctor about possible changes in your dose.

Common concerns from people taking Lidoderm (lidocaine)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Won't hurt your kidneys or liver unlike other pain relievers.