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Long Term Effects Of Lidoderm
Im on 15 mg daily but have been noticing it is no longer working. What would be stronger and more effective? I have several types of arthritis in multiple joints...spine, hand, hip etc
I also use voltaren topically and have lidoderm patches for when my n
See rheumatologist: I think you really need to see a rheumatologist to give you better guidance on the treatment options. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Any tips for getting lidoderm or flector patches to stick? They always fall off. My skin isn't oily or overly hairy.
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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