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Dr. John Sampson
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Will lidoderm patches get you high?

Dr. John Sampson
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Brian Nichol
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Can lidoderm patches get you high pressure?

Dr. Brian Nichol
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
25 years in practice
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Can lidoderm patches get you high pressure?

No: This is not a side effect of lidoderm. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Lidoderm patches good for neuropathic pain?? I don't really seem to get any benefit from them even using 3 patches at a time

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Lidoderm patches good for neuropathic pain?? I don't really seem to get any benefit from them even using 3 patches at a time

Depends: Cause of neuropathy? Other meds???? Doxipin cream 5% is very effective for some people. You need to work with your neurologist or other DR. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified, Pain Management
32 years in practice
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What can you tell me about lidoderm patches?

Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified, Pain Management
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Jenkins
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Weird question but are lidoderm patches addicting (5%)?

Dr. William Jenkins
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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No,: if it was the DEA would make it a controlled substance ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Roach
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
37 years in practice
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How do lidoderm patches work?

Dr. Gary Roach
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
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Is it safe to use expired lidoderm patches?

Dr. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
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Yes: Probably yes--should do no harm, but may not be as effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
30 years in practice
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Could lidocaine/ lidoderm patches show up on on drug tests at all?

Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
30 years in practice
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Yes: Not drug test as in narcotic opioid but they can be detected if you tested the Lidocaine level. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rosenfield
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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My urin is fine no funny smell or color lidoderm patches don't help at all and pain is lowr bk on both sides so is that evn my kidneys?

Dr. Michael Rosenfield
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My urin is fine no funny smell or color lidoderm patches don't help at all and pain is lowr bk on both sides so is that evn my kidneys?

Difficult to tell: You should have it checked out by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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