What is the danger--why does it need a prescription? Is there an equivalent without a prescription? I need it on the lower spine--anything wrong with that?
9 Aug 2009
Lidoderm patches are used to treat post herpatic neuralgia (shingles pain) A prescription is needed because if it is not used appropriately it can be dangerous.
An overdose of Lidoderm (lidocaine) can cause fatal side effects if too much lidocaine is absorbed through your skin and into your blood. This is more likely to occur when using a Lidoderm patch without the advice of a medical doctor or if you are using the patches too often or leaving them on for longer than recommended.
You should discuss more appropriate, safer long term pain relief with your doctor.
For more information visit http://www.drugs.com/lidoderm.html
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I was prescribed lidoderm (lidocaine patch 5%) last month. This month I had to take a drug screen. I was told that I have cocaine in my system. I ...
1 answer • 27 Feb 2012
1 answer • 20 Feb 2013
Elderly lady has people coming in to apply patch but but not always around 12 hrs later. Plus... patient wants to use it continuously.
3 answers • 26 Aug 2013
My Mother has severe arthritis of the neck that causes her severe pain. She gets some relief from a heating pad throughout the day. Her PCP recently ...
2 answers • 5 Oct 2014