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Learn more about lidocaine

What dosages is lidocaine available in?

What dosages is lidocaine available in?

lidocaine is available as a 5% topical patch.

What is lidocaine used for?

What is lidocaine used for?

lidocaine is a local anesthetic and used to treat nerve pain caused by shingles, and temporary relief of minor pain.

How does lidocaine work?

How does lidocaine work?

lidocaine patches ease pain by numbing the nerves and making them less sensitive to pain. It’s a local anesthetic, meaning it only lowers pain in the area of skin directly underneath the patch.

How do I take lidocaine?

How do I take lidocaine?

The typical dose of lidocaine is to apply up to 3 patches to the most painful area of skin once a day. Leave the patch(es) on for up to 12 hours a day, then remove for 12 hours.

Is it safe for me to take lidocaine?

Is it safe for me to take lidocaine?

lidocaine is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known history of sensitivity to local anesthetics of the amide type, or to any other component of the product.

lidocaine Common Side Effects

lidocaine Common Side Effects

Common side effects of lidocaine include:

  • Bruising
  • Burning sensation
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Changes in skin color
  • Warmth on skin
  • Small red or purple spots caused by bleeding underneath the skin
  • Small bumps on skin
  • Small blisters
lidocaine Serious Side Effects

lidocaine Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with lidocaine. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Blood problems (methemoglobinemia): Seizures, loss of consciousness, fast heart beat, trouble breathing, feeling dizzy or faint, feeling tired, skin color turning blue
  • Too much lidocaine in your body: Drowsiness, confusion, slow heart beat, trouble breathing, difficulty controlling muscle movements
  • Serious allergic reactions: Swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, trouble speaking, throat tightening up, red and itchy rash, lightheadedness, clammy skin
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on lidocaine

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on lidocaine

The following medications may interact with lidocaine: Antlarrhythmic Drugs: lidocaine should be used with caution in patients receiving Class 1 antiarrhythmic drugs (such as

  • tocainide andmexiletine) since the toxic effects are additive and potentially synergistic
  • Local Anesthetics – When lidocaine is used concomitantly with other products containing local anesthetic agents, the amount
  • absorbed from all formulations must be considered
Who makes lidocaine?

Who makes lidocaine?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is lidocaine safe in pregnancy?

Is lidocaine safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if lidocaine will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using this medication if you are pregnant.


What to do if you missed your lidocaine dose

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