Lidoderm Patch (Lidocaine) is used to relieve the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia such as burning, stabbing pains or post-shingles pain. Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. This patch works by causing a temporary loss of feeling in the area where it is applied. Apply Lidoderm to intact skin with no blisters.
We currently offer the brand Lidoderm Patch from the United Kingdom also called Versatis manufactured by Grunenthal Ltd. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Lidoderm Patch may include bruising, burning sensation, changes in skin color, dry, itchy skin, small blisters, small bumps on the skin, and small red or purple spots caused by bleeding underneath the skin.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Blood problems;
• Symptoms of too much lidocaine in your body
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Before using Lidoderm Patch, tell your doctor if you have any allergies. Do not use Lidoderm Patch if you are allergic to any other type of numbing medicine. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• Liver disease;
• Broken, swollen, damaged skin;
• A certain blood disorder (methemoglobinemia)
Tell your doctor about all the medications you use including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Lidoderm Patch and other medications. While wearing your patch, avoid exposing it to direct heat sources such as heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds, or prolonged direct sunlight. Heat may cause more drugs to be released into your body, increasing the chance of side effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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