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Doctor insights on: Lidoderm Medication

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Does the lidoderm 5% effect drug testing at work?

Does the lidoderm 5% effect drug testing at work?

Usually not: Then usual drug screening does not screen for local anesthetics but drug screening can be modified to test for specific drugs added to the drug screen depending on what your employer wants and willing to pay for. ...Read more

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Would lidoderm lidocaine patch 5% show up in a 7 panel drug test?

Would lidoderm lidocaine patch 5% show up in a 7 panel drug test?

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 screen. ...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 you overdose from 1 lidoderm patch?

Can you overdose from 1 lidoderm patch?

No: Provided the patch is used as directed & prescribed, one lidoderm 5% patch will not cause toxicity. An adult may use up to 3 patches in 24 hours; 12 hours on & 12 hours off. ...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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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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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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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

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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?

Not recommended: Patch recommended as topical numbing agent- serious side effects could occur like uneven heartbeats even seizures. Tell your friend to discontinue immediately!! ...Read more

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Can the lidoderm patch cause diarrhea?

Can the lidoderm patch cause diarrhea?

Not commonly: The most common side effects with Lidoderm are redness, swelling, burning or discomfort at the application site. As well as hives or abnormal sensations. Some serious side effects may include seizures, irregular heartbeat, and hypersensitivity. Although diarrhea could be possible with almost any drug, it is not likely. Contact your primary care doctor if symptoms persist over 4-5 days. ...Read more

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Could lidoderm lidocaine patches have any form of codeine in it?

They don't: Lidoderm patches only contain lidocaine. There is no Codeine or Codeine products in them. ...Read more

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I'm curious what are the risks if a lidoderm 5% patch is inserted rectally and won't come out?

I'm curious what are the risks if a lidoderm 5% patch is inserted rectally and won't come out?

Rectal foreign body: Is not uncommon in emergency rooms in US. The foreign body needs to be removed without delay to prevent future complications.
Rec. See your PCP for the proper referral. ...Read more

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I've never used a lidoderm patch before my back is killing me is it safe to use it or should I cut it into small pieces?

I've never used a lidoderm patch before my back is killing me is it safe to use it or should I cut it into small pieces?

Pain patch: Lidoderm is an anesthetic patch containing lidocaine and is prescribed as 12 hours on and 12 hours off as required for pain. It is normally quite safe and local allergic reactions may occur or local irritation if you leave the patch on for too long or repeatedly put the patch on the same location. You can cut the patch but be careful while holding it so that the medications does not get on u ...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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Why would lidoderm pain patch have a reaction on a pulse rate?

Why would lidoderm pain patch have a reaction on a pulse rate?

Unusual: Lidoderm patch causes local pain relief and typically does not enter blood stream or build up levels in the body. I suppose if one used several patches at a time, there might be enough to affect pulse, but this too would be very unusual. Doubt allergic response unless local skin rxtn. Search for another explanation. ...Read more

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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can I apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Back pain: I would be very very careful with the heat as Lidoderm causes numbness which can mask the temperature and lead to burns. ...Read more

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I'm reading a lot on back and leg pain. I read that lidoderm patch helps leg pain. Has anyone heard of this?

I'm reading a lot on back and leg pain. I read that lidoderm patch helps leg pain. Has anyone heard of this?

Lidoderm can: Help pain pretty much anywhere as long as the pain driver (nerve, muscle, joint, etc) is close enough to the skin that the Lidocaine can penetrate to that depth. It can be very beneficial and has the added benefit of not spreading large amount of medication systemically. ...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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What are the risks of keeping a lidoderm patch on for more than 12 hours? My skin doesn't seem to be irritated. I don't understand the problem.

What are the risks of keeping a lidoderm patch on for more than 12 hours? My skin doesn't seem to be irritated. I don't understand the problem.

Kinda right: The reason for the 12hr comes from manufacturer because they wanted to minimize the risk of toxicity. (hence minimize lawsuits) However, many of us do tell patients that they can keep it on for 24hrs before changing it. As far as I know there have been no cases of toxicity reported. ...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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Ins. Denied lidoderm for chronic lbp. Stated I should take a TCA. Are they generally effective for lbp from multiple hnp? Which should I inquire about

Ins. Denied lidoderm for chronic lbp. Stated I should take a TCA. Are they generally effective for lbp from multiple hnp? Which should I inquire about

Insurance: Welcome to the effects of Obamacare! Denials of medication your doctor deems appropriate4 is a more common thing today. Essentially the Insurance decides what, when and if you ever get what the doctor writes for you. Lidoderm patches are far safer than the TCA's they want you to have. Lidoderm patches help the muscular pain in the back and are definitely indicated. I would suggest you fight the In ...Read more

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