Lidocaine dermal patch
What is this medicine?
LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding area. The medicine helps treat pain, including nerve pain.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label or package.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
chest pain or chest tightness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain medicines for irregular heart beat
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
What if I miss a dose?
Apply the patches as needed for pain.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
See product for storage instructions. Each product may have different instructions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
history of irregular heart beat
skin conditions or sensitivity
an unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine, parabens, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb from the medicine, and you are not aware of pain.
If you are going to need surgery, a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are using this medicine. You may need to remove this patch before the procedure.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
This medicine can make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.