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What is the difference between Lidoder patch and fentanyl Transdermal patch?

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kaismama 22 Mar 2013

Lidoderm is lidocaine, a topical anesthetic. Fentanyl is a strong narcotic. Lidoderm is often used for things like shingles, things that a topical anesthetic is helped by. Fentanyl is for severe chronic pain such as back pain, for example. Lidoderm sometimes will help for muscle pain.

mhelcl 22 Mar 2013

Lidoderm is a patch containing lidocaine (5%). Lidocaine is a local anesthetic. In other words, lidocaine numbs a local area on your body and it is not designed to act centrally. It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical in other formulations is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and minor cuts, scratches, hemorrhoids, and burns

Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and it is a synthetic and very potent centrally acting opioid analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action. The patches work by releasing fentanyl into body fats, which then slowly release the drug into the bloodstream over 48 to 72 hours, allowing for long-lasting relief from pain.

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