Saturday, November 11, 2006


BRAND NAME(S): Lidoderm, Lidopain
Medication Uses How To Use Side Effects Precautions Drug Interactions Overdose Notes Missed Dose Storage
USES: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic agent used to relieve pain associated with shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia).
HOW TO USE: Remove the protective liner and apply the patch to normal, intact skin to cover the most painful area. Apply up to three patches once a day; or use as directed by your doctor. Do not leave patch on for longer than 12 hours. If a smaller patch is needed, it may be cut with scissors before removal of the liner. If irritation or a burning sensation occurs, remove the patch and do not reapply until the irritation is gone. This product should only be applied to intact skin. Avoid contact with eyes, open wounds, or mucous membranes. If eye contact occurs, wash eye immediately with water and protect eye until sensation returns.
SIDE EFFECTS: Redness or swelling at the site of application may occur. These effects will usually disappear within a few minutes or hours. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these very unlikely but serious side effects occur: blurred vision, tremors, unusually slow heartbeat, drowsiness. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, allergies you may have. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. This medication passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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