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- What is lidocaine patch-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for lidocaine patch-topical?
- Is lidocaine patch-topical available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for lidocaine patch-topical?
- What are the uses for lidocaine patch-topical?
- What are the side effects of lidocaine patch-topical?
- What is the dosage for lidocaine patch-topical?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with lidocaine patch-topical?
- Is lidocaine patch-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about lidocaine patch-topical?
What is the dosage for lidocaine patch-topical?
The recommended dose for lidocaine patches is to apply up to three patches, for up to 12 hours within a 24-hour period. Apply patches to intact skin to cover the most painful area; apply to intact skin, not over blisters or other skin that is not intact.
Which drugs or supplements interact with lidocaine patch-topical?
Lidocaine patches should be used with caution with anti-arrhythmia medications like:
- amiodarone (Cordarone),
- propafenone (Rhythmol),
- sotalol (Betapace),
- tocainide (Tonocard) and
- mexiletine (Mexitil).
Such combinations can affect heart rate and rhythm and cause other additive side effects.
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