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Will lidoderm patches get you high?

Will lidoderm patches get you high?

Lidoderm patch high: Lidoderm patches should not get you high unless you are taking so many that you are getting a toxic level of Lidocaine in your system. The toxic effects of Lidocaine are more often seen when it is given intravenously but can occur by other routes. Lidocaine toxicity can be very dangerous. Only take medications as they have been prescribed. ...Read more

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I have a friend that smokes lidoderm patches. What can happend to her if she keeps on doin it? Is she trying to get high on them?

I have a friend that smokes lidoderm patches. What can happend to her if she keeps on doin it? Is she trying to get high on them?

Addictive Disorder: Lidocaine works to help pain by blocking sodium channels. By smoking Lidoderm she can intoxicate and die pretty easily. Find an addiction psychiatrist for consultation and help. ...Read more

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How do lidoderm patches work?

Local anesthetic: These patches contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. It is absorbed directly into the skin causing a numbing effect. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about lidoderm patches?

What can you tell me about lidoderm patches?

Lidodrem: Lidoderm patches have the local anesthetic lidocaine for treatment of herpes zoster pain AFTER the lesions heal. The skin becomes numb temporarily. It should be 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off and not left on the skin continuously. Any painful skin condition due to nerve problem can be helped with its application. DO NOT use on broken skin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use lidoderm patches for osteoarthritis pain?

Is it ok to use lidoderm patches for osteoarthritis pain?

Yes: They are expensive but occasionally some people experience some value from them especially for low back pain. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia Use Lidoderm patches for pain relief. Insurance won't pay for and I cannot afford them. Any substitute or other suggestions?

Fibromyalgia Use Lidoderm patches for pain relief. Insurance won't pay for and I cannot afford them. Any substitute or other suggestions?

A few options: Make sure you are following with a primary care doctor or rheumatologist. Consider oral medications such as gapapentin or Lyrica, (pregabalin) amitriptyline.... If you don't want to take oral medications, consider having medications compounded into a topical form ...Read more

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I was prescribed lidoderm patches (i do not take oral meds). I have noticed my mild crps gets worse with these patches. Why? I stopped using them.

I was prescribed lidoderm patches (i do not take oral meds). I have noticed my mild crps gets worse with these patches. Why? I stopped using them.

CPRS itself: It's possible that your skin is overly sensitive to the Lidoderm patch itself, may be lidocaine, some other ingredient in patch, or just the patch. May need to try an analgesic or anesthetic cream instead of a patch. ...Read more

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Would lidoderm patches (lidocaine) show in a drug screen?

Probably not.: This is not one of the chemicals usually looked for in drug screens as it is not a narcotic. ...Read more

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Can lidoderm patches aggravate congestive heart failure?

Can lidoderm patches aggravate congestive heart failure?

Lidocaine is Safe: Lidoderm or Lidocaine patches should not have any affect on heart functioning or conduction issues. ...Read more

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Will lidoderm patches help aching bones caused from chemotherapy?

Will lidoderm patches help aching bones caused from chemotherapy?

Not likely: Lidoderm is typically used for nerve or muscle pain in the back. Can also be used on the joints like the knees in some cases. Bone pain is tough to treat and a "deep pain" and Lidoderm is a topical patch. May simply need to rely on pain pills to treat bone pain. Ask your doctor for suggestions that may be right for you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use lidoderm patches to help relieve symptoms of mild crps (left leg below knee)?

Topical patches: Work best when there is a restricted area of pain, place the patch on x-marks the spot. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about orally ingesting a lidocaine (lidoderm) patch?

Not recommended: The lido patch is developed to deliver acontinuous dose of Lidocaine over a period of time. Opening the lido pouch and putting it on the skin that way or eating it will result in a larger than expected dose entering your body than it should have. It may b possible to get toxic, it would depend on the dose of Lidocaine in your patch. ...Read more