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
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