lidocaine (Lidoderm)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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GENERIC NAME: lidocaine

BRAND NAME: Lidoderm

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Lidocaine patches are prescribed for relief of pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of lidocaine patches include:

PREPARATIONS: Lidocaine patch: 5%

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Lidocaine patches should be used with caution with anti-arrhythmia medications like:

Such combinations can affect heart rate and rhythm and cause other additive side effects.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/1/2016

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