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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Lidoderm

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What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?

What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?

Neck Decompression: You probably have herniated discs that are causing impingement of your nerves what they are planning to do is remove the disc that is causing the impingement. Lidoderm patches side effects are minimal unless you are allergic to the Lidocaine or to the adhesive beware you can not used them for more than 12 hours. Clean the area rest for 1 hour and then you can reapply another patch ...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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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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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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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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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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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