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Lidodextrapine

Generic Name: Lidocaine and Menthol Patch (LYE doe kane & MEN thole)
Brand Name: ELenzaPatch, Endoxcin, LenzaPatch, Lidodextrapine, Limencin, ...show all 12 brand names.

Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Uses of Lidodextrapine:

  • It is used to relieve itching and pain from insect bites or skin irritation.
  • It is used to ease muscle and joint aches and pain.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lidodextrapine?

  • If you have an allergy to Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) or any part of Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If there is an infection where Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) will be used.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lidodextrapine?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
  • Do not use large amounts of Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch). Do not use over a large area, raw skin, or blisters. Talk with the doctor.
  • Do not use Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing. Your temperature may rise and cause too much drug to pass into your body.
  • If you are 65 or older, use Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may cause harm if chewed or swallowed. If Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) has been put in the mouth, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Lidodextrapine) best taken?

Use Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Do not take Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn).
  • Do not put on open wounds, cuts, or irritated skin.
  • Do not put on the genitals.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Put patch on clean, dry, healthy skin.
  • Do not use if the pouch that holds Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) is torn, open, or not sealed all the way.
  • After you take off a skin patch, be sure to fold the sticky sides of the patch to each other.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you use Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Redness.
  • Irritation where Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch) is used.
  • Very bad burning or burning that does not go away.

What are some other side effects of Lidodextrapine?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Lidodextrapine?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from heat and sunlight.
  • Store in pouch until ready for use.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Lidodextrapine (lidocaine and menthol patch), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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