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User Reviews for Lidocaine

Also known as: Aloe Vera Burn Relief Spray with Lidocaine, AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Anestacon, Anestafoam, Apicaine-X, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Creme, Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch, Astero, Bactine, CidalEaze, Derma Numb, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, DermacinRx Lidotral´╗┐, Dermaflex, ...show all 58 brand names

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Lidocaine Rating Summary

5.2/10 Average Rating

93 Ratings with 93 User Reviews

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Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch (lidocaine): "They provide some pain relief from shingles pain, but not much. The big problem is how poorly they adhere. I really wish I hadn't paid for 5. They have to be held on by a bandage."

   
3.0

Jonaz (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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"I have relied upon Lidocaine Patches for years to help with Fibromyalgia pain, pain from many injuries, fascia pain, and more. I have used Actavis Lab 5% patches but found that they sometimes move, curl, and crinkle up thus delivering less medicine to the pain site. I have had much better success with MYLAN 5% Lidocaine Pain Patches. However my pharmacy states that they are becoming difficult to find from their suppliers. If you can locate them try them and you should find much more effectiveness from MYLAN brand patches."

Gte (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 22, 2017

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Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch (lidocaine): "Put patch on for night time relief. Woke next morning with blisters and welts in the area. I now know the extent of the medication - the blisters and red marks - like a second degree burn spread throughout an area 2 - 3 times the size of the patch. Sitting, leaning back has been difficult. Wearing clothing has been difficult. Laying in bed has been painful. The Doc has given me an ointment for my skin and meds for the pain. The blisters have drained today. The burnt skin is still there. This was the FIRST time I used this product."

   
1.0

Skip64 May 6, 2017

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"Junk !! Sticks to itself, slightly takes away pain! More of a mess than other lidoderm or lidocaine patches! Mess trying to remove backing, it sticks to itself, rolls up & doesn't stick well after the goop is absorbed! Junk junk junk!"

   
3.0

Katttt May 6, 2017

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"Lidoderm patches are very useful for my general pains - I have lots of joint pains. My insurance switched to Watson Lidocaine 5%. They are TERRIBLE ! Won't stay on. Curl up. come off. Can't they use a better glue?"

   
8.0

Don't have a nickname - me (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 25, 2017

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"doesn't stop the nerve pain on my foot"

   
3.0

kattale April 9, 2017

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"Watson 5% patch would not stay on my back. They kept rolling up. So, my pain doctor now writes brand specific only so I get the Lidoderm patches. They work great for me."

   
8.0

SouthernRock (taken for 10 years or more) April 6, 2017

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"I had to use some Watson lidocaine patch's one time because my other brand was not in stock at this particular store. Although they did work they fall off in 5 minutes. I wonder if it is the difference in skin texture or something defective with my patches in this box. One user said they stick. Did I get a bad box?"

   
8.0

tom dicharry (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 27, 2017

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"These are terrible, will not stick at all. Tried 3 out of 5. Will return to WalMart."

   
1.0

Shelleybabe March 22, 2017

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "Awful patch waste of money! They should be embarrassed to sell a patch that doesn't stick to your skin, what is the point."

   
1.0

Ragu67 March 8, 2017

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "The Mylan lidocaine patches are a waste of money! They don't stay on your skin for more 2-3 hours. The problems with patches is the patch is not breathable and the adhesive does not move with your body."

   
2.0

Surfergirl13 March 6, 2017

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"The VA now dispenses the Mylan patches instead of the Qualitest. They are not even remotely comparable, plus the Mylan patches give me a headache. Do not accept these patches as you will be disappointed and will waste your money."

   
1.0

Cswf February 21, 2017

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "My insurance substituted Mylan brand, my last prescription in January 2017. The WORST patch ever. They are plastic, hard to remove from backing and they DON'T stick. Don't waste your money. Had been using Qualitest patches previously, which worked well. Why insurance chose to change, I don't know. Terrible waste of my hard earned money."

   
1.0

doriemae (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 14, 2017

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"The Mylar patches are HORRIBLE!!! They don't stick and thus they don't relieve the pain. New insurance forced me to switch to the Mylar brand. . I will switch back to Actavis brand. They work perfectly. But the insurance coverage is not as good"

   
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Michelle gutierrez February 7, 2017

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"Initially used the Watson 700 mg patches and experienced great pain relief. Since my Rx was renewed, my pharmacy filled the prescription to Milan 140 mg. These are the WORST. They are absolutely useless and a complete waste of money. In addition to having an insufficient amount of medication, they are extremely uncomfortable and do not stay on your skin. There is no reason to ever use these things except to line the bottom of a bird cage."

   
1.0

P-Rad February 4, 2017

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"I was just prescribed lidocaine 5% patches by my physician and the pharmacy filled it with the Generic patch by Mylan. Do not waste your time on these they're not like the lighted term patches with the white polyester type backing, they are plastic and they do not stick. I'm taking them back to the pharmacy tomorrow to see if I can get refunded for them since I'll never be able to use them. I've use the patches by Watson before and they were very good, these ones however are a waste of money."

   
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Hikerellie February 4, 2017

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "I tried using the over the counter 4% lidocaine and had some relief. I talked to a pharmacist who said that the Mylan should give about 25% more relief. I tried it-purchased 30-5% pads that cost about $.30 more than the over the counter per patch. The Mylan are inflexible and I have to tape them on. I will not buy more. I may talk to my doctor about just using the over the counter and adding a little more lidocaine cream. My recommendation is that customers should not waste their money on these. I also read that the Mylan company is registered in the Netherlands with its main office in the U.S. So, this is a company that can well afford to create an effective product since they obviously do not pay much in U.S. taxes-SHAME"

   
2.0

childpub (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2016

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "I've suffered from neck pain for many years from spondylosis and degenerative discs. I see a pain management doctor who prescribes many forms of treatment, one of which is lidocaine patches. I have used Watson brand for a long time and they work quite well and often allow me to avoid pain meds. Brings the pain down to a tolerable level. CVS pharmacy no longer carries Watson so I was given the Mylan brand. The Mylan patches are terrible. They DO NOT stay on the skin. I am now using Actavis and they stay on the skin and are as effective as Watson, which is hear has been discontinued."

   
7.0

eema (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 8, 2016

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"I had tried patches before and nothing stays on but about 4 yrs ago I tried SalonPas which were ridiculously inexpensive so my expectations were extremely low and they stayed on UNTIL I TOOK IT OFF BY CHOICE OVER 6 HOURS LATER but they they contained no lidocaine ...within last month I heard they came out with lidocaine patches and rushed to get them ..only $8.00 for box of 5 or 6 and so happy I did they have come through again with low cost effective (more so than name brand) pain relieving product.."

   
8.0

Heatherinmodesto (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2016

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Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch (lidocaine): "Only sticks for 1-2 hours. Very expensive to throw away. Salon pass Capsaisian patch stick on 9 hours andcwork"

   
1.0

Joycesen November 12, 2016

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"I sprained my back in a hit-and-run car accident. Pain medications took the edge off, but I was still in a lot of pain. Lidocaine patches gave me the first relief I have had in a week. The only side effect I have experienced thus far is a headache. This is my first time trying Lidocaine patches, so I am unsure if more side effects will appear."

   
8.0

AER (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2016

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Aspercreme Maximum Strength Lidocaine Patch (lidocaine): "Severe rash under and around edges of patch after 2 hours or so."

   
4.0

Renzal October 12, 2016

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Lidoderm (lidocaine): "Tried patches for back pain due to degenerative disc disease. The patches had no effect whatsoever. I currently just take 800mg of ibuprofen every 8-12 hours to get the best relief. I refuse to take opioids and tramadol is a joke."

   
1.0

Slvrbullet October 6, 2016

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"I purchased a box of Odor Free Aspercreme Lidocaine Patch (5 count) from seeing advertisement on tv..The box cost me almost $15.00. I was very excited to try these patches. The first patch stayed adhered in place for all of 3 hours, the second patch stayed in place for 2 hours. I have just applied the 3rd patch and am praying it will stay on long enough to relieve the pain in my neck/shoulder. I have applied duct tape over it to try and make the patch stay put!!! I cleaned patch area with soap/water and dried throughly then waited 30 minutes for area to air dry before applying patch. The package says its good for up to 12 hours...thats great if it would stay on. Does not stay on long enough for me to criteque its usefulness. Thank you"

   
3.0

Sunshine sharon September 20, 2016

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"Bought an over the counter lidocaine creme recommended for waxing pain numbing by the pharmacy and I felt no different even after an hour. Seriously useless. Don't waste your money."

   
1.0

IsThisNameBeingUsed September 15, 2016

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