I use the 5% lidocaine patch I have chronic neck and back pain. The patches don't cover large enough area, and don't stay on well, hard to put on by oneself. Is there a rx prescription aerosol spray
I have a current Rx for the lidoderm patches as well, and have the same issue.
I have found Voltaren Gel Rx (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%) provides me with somewhat more (if shorter-lived) pain relief, it absorbs deeply, does not smell terribly potent, & definitely will not fall of, haha... not sure if you have tried it yet.
Also, I did have an Rx of topical lidocaine gel, but I think it was 2%. Have you considered using a compound? One doctor suggested an Rx compound mixture of lidocaine, a muscle relaxant (flexiril seems to be the most popular topically, but I asked for zanaflex), and something else-an anti-inflammatory or mild steroid, but my insurance didn't cover it. Your best bet is have this done at a specialty compound pharmacy. You can try googling one near you & see what they offer, and talking to your doctor about it.
- Lidocaine Information for Consumers
- Lidocaine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lidocaine (detailed)
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