LIDODERM Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0 (60 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR LIDODERMCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 4  Postherpetic neuralgia None As I drive a heavy vehicle I am limited in what drugs I can use to satisfy my employers drug policy. I have found this medication in conjunction with over the counter pain medication most satisfactory. The down side is my neuralgia is on my head and I need to keep my hair (luckily I don't have much) shorn to allow the patch to stick. Micropore tape helps immensely. M 60 1 months
1X D
7/15/2016
 5  Spinal stenosis, disc diseas, spond None at all. It has allowed me to function on a daily basis Now I'm on Medicare and they refuse to cover for spinal problems. Therefore I have to pay full price. I had spinal surgery 3x in 70's and 80's. I have severe Degeneration of lumber disc disease, spondylosis, aracknoiditis, Severe arthritis. Lidoderm gives me tremendous relief.Burning of cervical spine. I refuse to take OPOIDS. F 75 20 years
1X D
5/3/2016
 2  multiple spine surgeries,musclepain headache. I used 3 patches for 12 hours on 12 hours off. It helped me only on my rib area, not the back or hips. F 46 9 weeks
50mg 3X D
4/18/2016
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 3  lower back spasms None Lidoderm feedback same as others. That's why most of the years that have been using pain patch has been Watson brand which sticks as long as needed, in fact have to remember it's there and take it off after 12 hours. All are too expensive! 3 years
4/9/2016
 5  Chronic hip pain I have suffered no side effects. Seems to be no reason not to reuse the patches as long as user continues to adhere to dosing instructions and safely stores the patches, i.e., don't store them where your children can access them. F 68 10 years
1X D
1/9/2016
 3  shingles Stomach pain indigestion, diarrhea Very tired,exhausted. Nervous and anxious. 2nd night using patch. Less pain and stinging.how long does this last . M 79 2 days
30
1/9/2016
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 5  Fracture t5 vertebrae and rib fract Worked very well for my localized pain! F 55 2 months
50mg
1/5/2016
 4  chronic wrist pain None noticeable Have been experiencing tingling, numbness, burning, sharp pain for 1 1/2 yrs. Pain meds did not work enough to make them worth taking and my stomach doesn't do well with them. I asked for something to give some relief. I was happy to be able to function better and be able to think about anything other than the pain. Used them 12 hrs on 12 hrs off and noticed pain returning a few hrs before able to reapply. Would recommend someone to try them. F 52 10 days
5 mg
3/9/2015
 3  neuropathic pain secondary to lobec It appeared to make me light headed, actually blacked out as I took the patches during the day when my pain was at it's highest level, now switched to nights F 43 1 weeks
2 patches
6/15/2014
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 5  neck and back pain Seemed to make me drowsy when I first woke up 61 1 years
12/28/2013
 5  bad sacral and neck from car wreck Don't apply it where it isn't needed - it hurts! M 53 1.5 years
30mg? 4X D
9/7/2013
 5  Spinal Stenosis None, but hard to keep on. They helped me to regain my life back. They do maybe make me a little sleepy in the first few hours. Knock on wood my insurance is paying for it. M 53 2 weeks
5% 1X D
8/6/2013
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 5  Chronic back pain from car wreck I've experienced mild headaches and sleepyness, and the price is high, but it's worth it. Numbs my back and completely relieves pain. F 18 1 years
2X D
5/29/2013
 4  tartive diskenesia/distonia Seems like I get real sleepy. I don't understand it though. This is a new side effect for this new med. F 42 4 days
5% 2X D
2/7/2013
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 4  SPD (sympysis pubic disfunction) This patch helped me so much, that it took me off of bedrest and I was able to take care of my two year old. Only bad thing is that it makes me not want to walk around, it makes me sleepy. I would highly recommend this for sciatic pains or and other pelvic bone, lower back pains. F 18 4 months
8/16/2012
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 3  RA, Titanium Prosthesis L Humerus + No side effects; I always use maximum # allowed/prescribed by my Rheumatologist; up to 3 - 10cm x 14cm 700mg patches transdermally; 12 hrs on, 12 hrs off PRN for pain; they work for as long as they stick, which isn't long; how do they make them stick for 12 hrs?; I've tried Micropore tape (& other tape), but it's too harsh on my skin; I've tried using alcohol on the the area first but it extends patch life an avg of 10-15 minutes; It's VERY FRUSTRATING! I have insurance, but my co-pay for these is the highest level, $65, on top of $800 monthly insurance premium! So I *think* it's better than having to pay full price, but it's still A LOT of $ when they have no sticky left only an hour or so after putting them on & then I'm left with a patch w/ almost 12 hrs of medicine on it that's useless because it won't stick anymore, let alone for 12 hrs! If it last 2 hrs I'm thrilled even though I know it's not acceptable. I rely on the patches as part of my pain rescue plan, along w/ oral meds. when I desperately need to take the edge off. I can't complain because I want to keep my script. While I REALLY wish they'd stick a full 12 hrs, I also REALLY don't want my Dr to d/c my script. They don't work 12 hrs, but for now 1-2 hrs is a Godsend with my meds! Maybe ENDO Pharma will read the reviews & make a change! ;) F 38 6 years
3patch q24
7/11/2012
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 1  PAIN IN SHOULDER & NECK THE PATCH DIDNT HELP IN FACT MY PAIN GOT WORSE & MY ARM IS NUMB 1 days
5/20/2012
 5  Chronic Foot/Ankle Pain None. This is the first medication that significantly helped my foot pain. Narcotics gave me bad side effects, so my doctor recommended the pain patches. They are great for everyday constant pain and have given me no side effects. F 20 1 years
1 patch
2/1/2012
 1  Prescribed for joint pain/arthritis The patches only numb out my skin. They do not even begin to give relief for the constant aching, bone deep pain I am experiencing. These patches are worthless for real pain. They cost way too much and do nothing. F 47 1 days
5mg 2X D
10/17/2011
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 3  shoulder subluxation/bursitis no side effects, took tonight with a tylenol plus codeine #3 bc i had SEVERE pain. so it's hard to say just how well it is working on it's own but seems to be at best about the same as voltaren gel, for me biofreeze is best as it numbs the area. (but biofreeze wears off fast ,has a medicinal smell., not easy to apply to my scapula area) i think for my particular injury/problem these aren't the best solution.... mine seem to stick very well, no problems there. and i like that the patches are large bc i have a large area to cover. didn't notice any side effects at all. F 35 1 days
3 patches 1X D
9/22/2011
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LIDODERM  (LIDOCAINE):  This medication is used to relieve nerve pain after shingles (infection with the herpes zoster virus). This type of pain is called post-herpetic neuralgia. Lidocaine helps to reduce sharp/burning/aching pain as well as discomfort caused by skin areas that are overly sensitive to touch. Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. It works by causing a temporary loss of feeling in the area where you apply the patch.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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