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Lidoderm Patch For Shingles Pain
What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.
Everyone differs: Breakthrough pain and the conditions that cause the pain differ in their responses to different pain medicines. Also, every individual differs in which pain medicine helps them best. Percocet tends to be one of the strongest oral narcotic and is usually the best for breakthrough pain but again this varies between individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Lidoderm patch be used topically in addition to taking Gabapentin orally for relieving postherpetic neuralgia (unbearable pain)? How many a day?
Yes: you can use one patch every 12 hours ...Read more
Been taking Tramadol for almost a year for idiopathic nerve pain in legs. Dr has prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin). Would Tapentadol be better for pain relief ?
Fentanyl online: No, the delivery and integrity of the patch is of paramount importance and many people tamper with these and can alter sometimes fatally the delivery system. Your best bet is to get this with a legitimate doctors prescription with close supervision from a reputable pharmacy where quality and safety can be assured, these are potent and dangerous medications if used improperly. ...Read more
Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?
Pain in the neck: what you need is a diagnosis and a program of physical therapy. Recent study showed that UNDERSTANDING the pain source helps with proper PT. you can check out my cervical exercises at www.grossaninstitute.com but first fully understand what your problem is and follow exercise program by a physical therapist. ...Read more
Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?
Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Tylenol (acetaminophen) +Codeine effective against shingles pain (feels like sciatic pain now as well)? Very painful. (about 3 weeks since shingles rash start)
Herpetic neuralgia: Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine is one of the pain medicine used for moderate to sever e pain control. For neuropathic pain sometimes it is necessary to use medicines with different mechanism of action both in systemic and topical routes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Already taking methadone for chronic pain. RX'd the fentanyl patches but they arent working for rotator cuff injury pain. Why not?
Methadone: Okay there is a problem with this picture - Methadone is a long acting medication and may be very appropriate for chronic pain (it is also used in addiction) - now you have Fentanyl patches - a long acting medication used in pain - why in the world were you given fentanyl patches when you are already on methadone. You cannot and must not use two long acting analgesics together. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical: If you meant a drug test: no. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No,: if it was the DEA would make it a controlled substance ...Read more
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
ER: You should go to an er, you need to get that removed asap. ...Read more
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?
lidoderm adhesive p: My understanding is can be used but low dosage required ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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