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06/13/2011 05:10 PM

Lidoderm Patch

AustinLisa
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Hey Everyone,

I've been meaning to share this with everyone, but I keep forgetting. My hospital doctor put me on Lidoderm Patches for pain, and sent me home with a prescription. They're patches that you peel off and place on pain areas for 12 hours on/12 hours off. I wouldn't say they're a "miracle", but I definitely think they help some, and when you have horrific pain, you'll take what you can get. So I wanted to share this new find with everyone. Let me know if you have any questions!

Lisa

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06/13/2011 07:06 PM
mumeva
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Lisa.....that sounds great....so glad that these patches are helping with pain....maybe other people on this site can talk to their doctors about this....thanks for sharing this with us.

Eva


06/14/2011 07:05 AM
ncgirl
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Lisa, I have these as well. They have come in very handy and are great for surface pain. Mine are pretty big so they can be cut to a smaller size if I need it Smile

06/14/2011 12:09 PM
Bunnyhugger75
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Lisa, so great to hear you're getting some relief from the pain!! Laughing My mom actually used those patches after a car accident for her neck. I will ask my pain specialist if they might be of good use to me. Thanks for telling us!

Take Care,

Amy


06/14/2011 02:31 PM
Pandora74
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Thanks for sharing. My dad had a chest wall tear a few weeks ago and was taking Vicodin without relief and they gave him the Lidoderm patches to see if they would help and it was pretty incredible but it worked better for him than the oral pain meds. I guess because you apply exactly where it hurts. For me I have all over pain so it would be nice if they had something like a Lidoderm suit. If you have aching joints or back pain I do know that these work really well for that.

April


06/15/2011 08:53 PM
Hakuro
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Very interesting. Does anyone know what is the active ingredient in those patches? Thanks for letting me know (please provide the generic ingredient since we don't always have the same drug names here in Canada).

06/15/2011 11:15 PM
hawakeita
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Hello. The other name I've seen listed is Lidocaine. Not sure if this helps.

So glad it's working!


06/16/2011 07:34 AM
ncgirl
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Mine are: Lidoderm Lidocaine Patch 5%, Lidocaine 700mg (50mg per gram adhesive) in an aqueous base. Methylparaben and propylparaben as preservatives. The patches are pretty large, 10 cm x 14 cm. Maryse, hope this helps. ~ Julie

06/16/2011 01:31 PM
AustinLisa
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Those are the ingredients on mine too. The patches are pretty large, but you can cut them up...which I do all the time. I look pretty funny when I am having pain all over and I have all of these small patches! You can wear a total of 3 patches on your body max, although your doctor may prescribe less. I hope these help you guys if you get them! Like I said, they're no miracle, but they do help some.

06/16/2011 05:54 PM
Hakuro
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Thanks guys. I get what Lidocaine is. We use to use this all the time in dentistry. Except that I would avoid all paraben products if possible.
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