User Reviews for Lidoderm
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|Postherpetic Neuralgia||4 reviews||39 medications|
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Reviews for Lidoderm
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "What an absolute waste of money. They are made of cheap plastic. Uncomfortable. Do not adhere. Mylan should be ashamed of themselves. I've used name brand which were white cloth patch and effective. These are a joke! No relief. I don't believe they have any medication on them. Shame on the company!"
1ijkvt230 May 21, 2017
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "Your patches will not stay on long enough to supply pain relief. When I apply one to my lower back it folds onto itself within 3 hours no matter what I do. They need to be like the Qualitest patches that I have used for years"
Edjanice2 May 2, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "Watson are the worst although I have not tried Mylan and since I no longer have insurance and not working I won't be getting them again at 350.00 a box."
tom dicharry (taken for 10 years or more) March 30, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Awful patch waste of money! They should be embarrassed to sell a patch that doesn't stick to your skin, what is the point."
Ragu67 March 8, 2017
17 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "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."
Surfergirl13 March 6, 2017
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "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."
doriemae (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 14, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "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"
childpub (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "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."
eema (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 8, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "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."
Slvrbullet October 6, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Had a spinal fusion back in 2000 and over the years on and off I have used the Watson Lidocaine 5% patches. Last year my insurance sent me Mylan. What a waste of time and money. Who thought of manufacturing plastic patches for the skin. They not only pinch the skin but also don't stick, at all! I can't imagine if I was walking in the summer and had one on. Shame on you Mylan, a call to customer service was to no avail. The cost of the Watson Brand (which I loved) is so expensive now. I won't be ordering them anymore. The point is Mylan's co-pay was affordable but didn't stick and Watson co-pay is too much."
mak624 September 7, 2016
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "The 5% patches that i have been using for the last 3 years work well for short periods of time, about 4-5 hours. Reduces the need for hydrocodone. However, stay away from the Mylan brand. They are only 140 mg of lidocaine opposed to the standard 700mg. They get away with this by making the patch thinner so it is still 5%. It doesn't stick and it doesn't work for me. Got stuck with a few boxes that my insurance had to pay for. Ended up switching all my prescriptions from Rite-Aid to Walgreens."
Retireex September 7, 2016
25 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "The patches work wonders for my back pain. I put one on and 10 to 20 minutes later I have no pain for the next 12 hours!"
Neebug (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 8, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "I've been on narcotic pain meds for over 20 years for severe degenerative joint disease in my back and several other joints. My doctor gave me lidocaine 5% patches to try about a month ago. I seriously doubted they would help, as any other topical creams have never helped much, but I was pleasantly surprised. They work so well that I have decreased my opiate dosage by half and am able to be more active than I have been in years. I don't think that they will work that well for everyone, but I do recommend everyone try them if they can, it has been a godsend for me."
killmenowgod July 13, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "I have cervical & lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated discs and several other spinal issues. The lumbar part causes extreme pain in my hip to the point I can barely walk. I'm waiting for pain mgmt appt, but after seeing them for cervical problems I have zero confidence they will help. In the meantime, my gp precribed these in addition to oral pain med. After reading reviews here, I'm glad I went to walgreens because I got the ones from watson. They stick well so far. Too soon to say how well they work because I just applied a little while ago. It does seem a little better already though. Pretty expensive co-pay, but if it helps I'll find a way to afford it."
Amypond (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Lidocaine 5% patch...What a waste of time and money. Product did NOT relieve my bursitis pain. The "metallic" taste went away after a couple of weeks. The blurred vision, sensitive eyesight to sun and complicated way of using this product I could have dealt with if only it had worked. Do not waste your money and time"
Estel (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "First time in years I was pain free Better than an pain medicine I have ever used"
Right Choice (taken for less than 1 month) June 4, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "I had been using lidocain 5% patch for years and they really do work. They allow me to move without the major pain I suffer from spinal injuries and major depression. Recently my insurance carrier sent me lidocaine patches manufactured my the Mylar company. These patches are a complete waste of money . The Mylar backing is inflexible and do not move with the body. They fall off within seconds. The edges curl as you put them on.. I do not take narcotics for pain management these were my only help to reduce the pain. Do not bother with the Mylar brand patches they are useless."
Kat# April 16, 2016
67 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "The Watson patches work well and stick. The Mylan patches are garbage. They do not stick and deliver no relief."
Asull20266 April 16, 2016
55 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "The lidocaine patches made by Endo and Watson are wonderful. The Mylan brand however is terrible. Mylan patches don't stick very well to skin, and bunch up and come off very quickly. Sweating also makes them come off. Mylan patches don't seem to work very well either, but that may have to do with the fact that they are so hard to keep on. They do however stick quite nicely to my clothes. Every time I tried to keep one on my hip, it quickly bunched up and stuck fast to my nylon underpants and ruined them. CVS & Rite Aid switched to Mylan generic brand (in my area), forcing me to transfer my prescription to Walgreens. Call around to find pharmacies that still carry other brands, and write letters to inform your pharmacy."
Shari M March 21, 2016
58 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Like the many others that have written responses, I have been using Lidoderm patches for many years. I began with the Brand Name and then CVS switched to the generic by ENDO. If you can find this generic it works just like the original. But recently they switched to the newly developed generic by Mylan. Do not waste your money. They are highly ineffective. Difficult to separate from the plastic and very stiff un-maleable. Once applied the stiffness causes them to lift up, beginning with the corners and pretty soon the whole patch releases. Obviously the adhesive doesn't work either. I can't get them to stay on long enough to see if they even work - no where the recommended 12 hours which I have had no problem with on others!"
Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) March 8, 2016
46 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "For Pain: "While I've gotten very helpful joint pain relief from other brands (WATSON), the MYLAN brand patches are the WORST, MOST INEFFECTIVE, waste of time and money. The backing is thin but stiff pinching the skin making it very uncomfortable and unsuitable. And then they won't stick. The web site, but not the box, says to press on the patch for better stick, but then pretty much admits you will need tape around the edges which leaves the middle where the meds are still not sticking. I only am out a small copay but my insurer spent over $200 a box on this garbage. Don't waste your time to call or write Mylan about their inferior product they will do nothing about it except "apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced"."
MYLAN WHAT A WASTE (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2016
43 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "I have 5 Bulging Discs in 3 different areas, Degenerate Disc through out the spine, & Arthritis through out the spine. I also have Fibromyalgia. I also have shattered bones in my left hand & left foot. The Lidoderm Patch works well for the areas that are quite excruciating even after taking my regular medications. I also find I do not have to take quite as many pain medications when using the Lidoderm Patches. Thank U ever so kindly Kamneo"
Kamneo53 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "I have non-union/unfused sternum from open heart surgery. This is one thing that really helps with the pain. Only bad thing is insurance will only pay for it if I have shingles. I only wish the FDA would do further studies so that those of us who need this patch can get our insurance to cover it. The insurance covered it until 2016."
Pierre's Partner (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "Lidocaine 5% patch from Watson are great but found out they are not making them anymore. =( So, was given patches from Mylan They are stiff plus do not stick at all. They are a poor substitute."
suffering sciatica February 20, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
For Pain "The MYLAN brand 5% is useless! Waste of money. It does not stick to fresh cleaned skin with rubbing alcohol first, it does not stay on to provide medicine even if taped on outside edges and it's plastic! Bad for skin. I'm going to change pharmacies to avoid using this,brand again or cough up cash for my reg. Brand. I would not depend on this. Seriously it does not stick for 2 mins."
Leah0u812 January 30, 2016
34 users found this comment helpful.
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