Start Your PHN Patients on Localized Therapy With LIDODERM®
You can prescribe 30, 60, or 90 LIDODERM® (lidocaine patch 5%) patches to appropriate PHN patients, depending on the area of PHN pain1
Patches can be worn for up to 12 hours, followed by 12 hours off.1
Does not require dose titration2
LIDODERM is nonnarcotic, nonsedating, and nonscheduled.3
SELECTED SAFETY INFORMATION
- Immediately discard used patches or remaining unused portions of cut patches in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental application or ingestion by children, pets, or others.
- Excessive dosing, such as applying LIDODERM® to larger areas or for longer than the recommended wearing time, could result in increased absorption of lidocaine and high blood concentrations leading to serious adverse effects.
- Avoid contact of LIDODERM with the eye. If contact occurs, immediately wash the eye with water or saline and protect it until sensation returns. Avoid the use of external heat sources as this has not been evaluated and may increase plasma lidocaine levels.
- Allergic reactions, although rare, can occur.
- During or immediately after LIDODERM treatment, the skin at the site of application may develop blisters, bruising, burning sensation, depigmentation, dermatitis, discoloration, edema, erythema, exfoliation, irritation, papules, petechia, pruritus, vesicles, or may be the locus of abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and transient, resolving spontaneously within a few minutes to hours. Other reactions may include dizziness, headache, and nausea.