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What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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 is often not worth the substantial investment (millions) to apply and so there are many non-FDA indicated uses from sunburn to sprains and other areas of tenderness can be helped, but the dosing needs to follow the package insert regardless.
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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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is lidocaine patch 5% available over the otc?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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, additive effects with other caine drugs, etc. Under a doctor's orders, please.
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