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Lidocaine patch abuse

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Not really, Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and is not monitored with drug tests.
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
No: If Lidocaine is detected in your urine and you have a doctor's prescription for Lidoderm it should not be seen as a inconsistent result.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Topical analgesia: Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic. A Lidocaine patch is a topical analgesic. The patch has a membrane loaded with Lidocaine and a chemical which allow... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Witt
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Lidocaine patches: While it only has limited FDA indications, the FDA is supposed to only regulate what companies making health care related products can advertise so it... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Its meant to treat: Post-Herpetic Neuralgia officially. But can be used for muscle and superficial pain like neuropathy or nerve entrapment pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: It can e very helpful depending upon the circumstances. Talk with a doctor if there is pain in your life and discuss the patches to see if they might... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Lidocaine alters signal conduction in neurons by blocking the fast voltage gated sodium (na+) channels in the neuronal cell membrane that are responsi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Hours: It will just last for some hours.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
No: This is a prescription item, used primarily for post-herpetic neuralgia. Caution is advised: allergic rxns, interaction with some cardiac medications,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: The active ingredient in Lidoderm patch is Lidocaine which is a local anesthetic and not a controlled substance. So, it is not tested for in a drug s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
I dont think so: I don't know what 'pop hot' means. If you mean, get a positive result on the blood test, the answer is no. Lidocaine is not related to the drugs that... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Lidoderm patches: Make sure you are putting the patch on clean dry skin that has no residual soap or lotion on it. You can add an additional adhesive to keep the patch... Read More
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