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Lidocaine (Lidocaine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Lidocaine reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Lidocaine has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Lidocaine review by 64 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nerve and muscle pain
Dosage & duration:   5% (700 mg - 50 mg per gram adhesive) taken 1 for up to 12 hours@ 24 hours as needed for the period of Sporatically, as needed
Other conditions:   fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   naproxen sodium
Reported Results
Benefits:   Almost immediate (i.e. within 15 minutes) relieve of severe nerve and/or muscle pain in neck, shoulder &/or lower back. These patches work like a miracle for me, although others who have used them say they offered no relief for muscle or nerve or shingles pain. I have bone spurs in my neck which sometimes irritate the nerves in my neck and cause excrutiating pain ... also periodic sciatica and shoulder and upper & lower pack pain from an auto accident. Chiropractic and message helps, but these patches are used when those interventions fail to bring about sufficient relief ... especially for the nerve pain in my neck. I use them only as a last resort.
Side effects:   Relief of pain! No bad side effects.
Comments:   Although the packaging indicates that up to 3 Lidoderm patches can be used at one time for up to 12 hours in a 24 hour period, I have never used more then two patches, and then only rarely. I usually use one patch and cut it into several pieces to fit specific areas. I have used one patch, cut into 2 pieces on my neck for up to 24 hours several times (i.e. replaced the first patch with a second at the end of a 12 hour period) during severe pain episodes, without any harmful side effects.

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