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User Reviews for Lidocaine topical to treat Neuropathic Pain

Also known as: Lidoderm, Lidocaine Viscous, ZTlido, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Creme, Glydo, Bactine, Medi-Quik Spray, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch, RectiCare, Topicaine, Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, LMX 4, LTA II Kit, LMX 5, Tranzarel, Gen7T Lotion, Gen7T Patch, Lidocream, Lidopin, Lidozol, Lidovex, Uro-Jet, Uro-Jet AC, Anestafoam, Eha Lotion, Anestacon, Lydexa, CidalEaze, Dermaflex, Ela-Max, Ela-Max 5, LMX 4 with Tegaderm, Numb Nuts, Zensa, RadiaGuard, Lidotrans 5 Pak, Lido-K, Lido-Sorb Regenecare HA Spray Zionodil Lidozion LidoRx Derma Numb Apicaine-X Astero DermacinRx Lido V Pak Lidopac DermacinRx Lidotral AneCream with Tegaderm LidaMantle …show all brand names

Lidocaine topical has an average rating of 4.0 out of 10 from a total of 25 ratings for the treatment of Neuropathic Pain. 20% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 56% reported a negative effect.

Lidocaine topical Rating Summary

4.0/10 average rating

25 ratings from 27 user reviews.

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Reviews for Lidocaine topical

Nonstksubj July 23, 2016

“Pretty sad when you try everything you can to get them to stick, but the insurance has to pay and you get stuck with a copay, you put it on and within minutes it's off. I've had Qualitest brand and they are number one. They stay put. So I just endure the pain because you can't get the script filled before it's time, and if you use them before you can refill tough... Suffer... Nice to know pharmacies don't care and doctors are getting so cold on people with pain issues. They really don't give a poop either”

2 / 10
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Disabled Vet. April 8, 2017

“Lidocaine is a great pain reliever for my back; however not when I use the one from Mylan. I had previously; through a civilian Doctor received Lidoderm patches 5% from Qualitest Pharmaceuticals that has a quilted type backing on them. They are easy to peel off the plastic and apply to the skin. They last for the 12 hours recommended. The VA dispenses a Mylan 5% Lidocaine patch that sticks to itself when it is removed from the plastic and then when I am able to actually get it on my skin it does not stick and wind up wasting 2-3 before one will stick. Then within a few hours it pulls lose and sticks to my shirt. BAD PRODUCT AND RIPPING OFF A VET!”

1 / 10
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Jeanne-Mylan rips you off · Taken for less than 1 month March 5, 2016

“Received Mylan lidocaine patch 5% for maralthia parastetic thigh pain. This is my first experience with this brand. Total waste of money. The patches don't stick! If a patch won't stick even when sitting absolutely still, they are ineffective. I am returning them to my pharmacist tomorrow & will request a refund. I am requesting my dr write scripts for Endo or Watson. My patch barely hangs on as I get into bed (even while in holding it down) I get in a position and don't move. The minute I slightly move the patch begins peeling away. I wake up with a twisty curly sticky thing in the bed. The most infuriating thing to me is to read Mylan website. They made 3.3 billion dollars by June 2015 & these patches came out Aug 2015. RIP OFF!!”

1 / 10
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Merritt Islander · Taken for less than 1 month November 23, 2015

“Mylan lidocaine patches are a waste of money, the adhesive + lidocaine layer is too thin - 1/5 the thickness of the Watson generic brand. The clue is the total lidocaine is only 140mg per pad versus Watson's 700mg, and thus much less adhesive since the ratio of lidocain to adhesive must remain the same. Mylan won't stay stuck to skin, and the non-stretchable backing hurts if/when the patch rolls and pinches skin. Very disappointing to pay so much out of pocket for such a poor attempt at a product. Never ever again with the Mylan brand.”

6 / 10
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Narci · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 14, 2016

“I have used these patches with great success for years but yesterday I was given the new Mylan brand and they are awful...they will not stick and I am allergic to surgical tape so can't keep them on. They just plain will not stick except to themselves. I am stuck with 90 patches that I most likely will not be able to use and I am going to be in pain all month until I can get my next RX. You can bet I will ask for my old brand next time.”

1 / 10
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Texasaaa · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 17, 2017

“I've been using Lidocaine patches for years now. Recently I became a Medicare patient and can no longer afford them. A friend of mine brought me some of hers. They were made by Mylan. 1. They would not stick unless I used paper tape to hold them down (this is a must if you have to use these). 2. When I wore them on the inside of my knee they split into. 3. I did not receive any pain relief. 4. These cost $100's if you do not have insurance. Medicare will Not pay. 5. Anyone that gives this product anything but a 1 must have stock in the company. The GOOD NEWS! While I cannot afford them, I will tell you I was using same percentage but made by a company called Watson. These patches are over 1/8" thick gel/cloth back. These WORK!”

1 / 10
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ld261 · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 14, 2016

“I used lidoderm patches for many years and I relief my pain. It is horrible that medicare not allow to use it because I don't have shingles or diabetic! I wish to know who made that stupid decision or it is medicare doesn't want to pay for it.”

9 / 10
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J834hj September 21, 2015

“I use prescription Lidocaine cream (3%) and Lidocaine Ointment (5%) for my Neuropathic foot pain (caused by diabetes). It works well - for about 6 hours. The only downside is I have to leave it on for about an hour before I can rub it off, so it can be messy and uncomfortable if I have to put on socks and walk before that time. Also, it can (obviously) only be used on the bottoms of my feet when I'm stationary. But most of my pain is on the tops of my feet and toes, so for me it works. The prescription forms can be expensive without insurance. In that case, you might try Topicaine OTC. It didn't look too expensive to me. For the relief it brings, you might find it worth it. I also take Lyrica, but it doesn't suffice when used alone.”

8 / 10
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Need Relief · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2021

“The Rx lidocaine patch 5% MYLAN is selling is TRASH. They do not stick. Your instructions indicates patch should be removed after 12 hours. That’s really a joke because DO NOT STICK. Mylan should be ashamed to produce such an ineffective product. The FDA needs to be made aware of this problem because this product is a sham and is cheating people and insurance companies out of their money. I am trying to get a refund.”

1 / 10
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Shel1 · Taken for less than 1 month September 24, 2017

“Mylan Lidocaine Patch offered by the Veterans Administation are the worst product. Do not waste your money. I am a 90% service connected veteran and the tax money going to this product is a shame. I followed the directions to the letter and 2 hours later they came loose and wrinkled. I took a picture and will try to post it. Another product was that prescribed to me in a Alaska Native Clinic worked wonders. It is called ACTAVIS I would give it a 5”

1 / 10
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Cathie5757 November 27, 2017

“I tried the MYLAN 5% patches that the VA prescribes... and like other Vets, I can accurately report they are GARBAGE and don't stick to the skin. I tried the topical cream... which was ok if in a pinch... but it's STICKY! I have to cover both arms and both legs repeatedly so this wasn't necessarily a good fit for me. FINALLY I was prescribed the QUALITEST brand of the 5% lidocaine patch through the VA and am VERY happy with the product. The patches actually stick to my skin and stay put! Of course, don't get them wet or do activities where you will sweat quite a bit or they will start peeling at the edges. I'm just thankful they actually stay on. I use them mostly at night when I'm falling asleep. It helps SO SO SO much!!!”

7 / 10
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Puppietoes · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 11, 2018

“Re: LIDOCAINE 5% PATCH By MYLAN is the worst I have ever seen. I was using a brand by ACTAVIS that was great. These by Mylan do not stick at all, it’s like there isn’t even any medication in them either, HORRIBLE. I WOULD GIVE IT A NEGATIVE rating but I couldn’t. I got these by prescription at CVS. Tomorrow I will take one of each brand and show the pharmacist how horrible and waste of money they are.”

1 / 10
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Literal Pain in the A** February 28, 2017

“Watson/Actavis (now Teva) Lidocaine 5% pain patches have been very helpful in dulling the shingles-like pain that I live with 24/7. As noted above, when you hit 65 you are out of luck because that's when the FDA approval for only one usage is enforced. To purchase these without insurance will cost as much or more as my monthly Social Security "income." Age discrimination, plain and simple. I will continue to fight to get the only topical pain relief that is effective and doesn't cause a rash.”

8 / 10
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Patty · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2020

“I totally agree with other reviewer that Mylan Lidocaine 5% patches do NOT work, nor do they stick. They should not be sold and I feel cheated by the CVS pharmacy who sold them. I actually changed from CVS to Vons pharmacy because CVS would sell such a terrible, worthless product.”

1 / 10
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Tatertots · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 6, 2019

“At first lidocaine patches worked and stayed on when I first started using it last November. Now the Activas brand fall off of me and don’t stay on for even an hour. It’s such a waste using them now but that’s one of the only options I have currently for my back pain besides taking naproxen to try to space out steroid injections”

1 / 10
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soflo61 April 25, 2017

“These are the worst. They do not stick to skin. I can't even say that they fall off after a few minutes because I can't even get them to stick at all. Unfortunately I didn't get a choice of which brand to get because my patches came through the VA. I'm going to also let the VA know how horrible these patches are.”

1 / 10
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Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk January 22, 2018

“These are the worst patches. They don’t stick at all!!!!! They roll right off, and I can’t even stick the sides together like the package says to do in order to not poison anyone with lidocaine. Absolutely worthless garbage. I’ve wasted three now. And this is on my back so it’s a flat surface.”

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Genuine · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 8, 2019

“I have been diagnosed with peripheral nephropathy and have been using these patches for a month now. The material film that contains the medication is of poor quality especially because it rolls and does not adhere well to the affected areas . In the past I was going to therapy , I was given the brand name patches which maintained there position on the body. Other than for this I am pleased with the effects. I have not experienced any side effects from the medication.”

7 / 10
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Dee1956 February 2, 2018

“I used the original Lidoderm patches, they worked very well, they stuck and had a cloth like backing. Then they began to make generic. I tried the Actavis and was shocked by the thin crinkly texture. If it doesn't stick it doesn't matter how inexpensive which it is expensive. I have been told the Watson aren't good either This week I received a Qualitest and it looks just like the original Lidoderm patch. For $270 in my area I thought that was ridiculous. So found a place where it was less expensive and used a coupon. I saved $170 .”

10 / 10
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Razzy · Taken for 10 years or more May 30, 2018

“My roommate & I both have used the Qualitest lidocaine patches for several years. We were happy with the results & had no side effects. Recently we both have experienced blistering skin reactions at the site of usage. The lot number is 57298 with a 4/2020 expiration date. So right now I am unable to use the patches until my skin heals. Has anyone else had this happen?”

5 / 10
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only me October 29, 2019

“I have used these lidocaine patches for many years, they have enabled me to get to sleep most nights by dulling the pain due to severe nerve damage. I am unable to tolerate the usual tablets for chronic pain. The patches were a trail initially, I would have tried anything to help with the pain, I kept using them, the coolness is key. Yes a cold water bottle does the same but hurts the foot, in my case. The sticking of the patch is better if put on clean, dry, and not creamed skin, the longer it's on the stickier the patch.”

7 / 10
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Just Me · Taken for less than 1 month December 22, 2019

“I was excited to try something new for my back pain that wasn’t a narcotic, needless to say yet again I am very disappointed in this product. No kidding I cried and threw my cream across the room, to me this did absolutely nothing but smoothed the skin on my back!”

1 / 10
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Jean · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

“The Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% was not sticking nor when I tried to dispose of them, they would not stick together to dispose of properly.”

1 / 10
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3kidsandacat January 12, 2020

“With a combination of steroids and sleeping pills and this cream I feel I am slowly getting my life back, I am sleeping again and not clawing at my skin Long may iit last”

7 / 10
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Coco September 25, 2018

“Lidocaine 5, used for cervical dystonia”

10 / 10
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