Lidocaine patches are a topical pain relieving treatment prescribed to temporarily alleviate nerve pain from the shingles virus and peripheral neuropathy. Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called local anesthetics. It works by stopping nerves from sending pain signals. Patches cannot be used on skin that is broken or blistered. Lidocaine applied topically cannot be used for extended periods of time, and should be used precisely as directed.
Burning or discomfort in the place you applied the patch, redness or swelling of the skin under the patch.
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Lidocaine (Topical) Reviews
Pros: work great on my feet at night
Cons: almost need them to fall asleep.
Pros: Stops the burning in my ankles and tops of my feet.
Cons: Can't use it more than 12 hours a day. Patches tend to come off, especially when sleeping unless socks are worn.By