• Topical pain relief

Lidoderm Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Lidocaine 5%; adhesive patch.

Pharmacological Class

Topical anesthetic.

How Supplied

Patches (10cm x 14cm)—30


Generic Availability


Lidoderm Indications


Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

Lidoderm Dosage and Administration


Apply to intact skin, covering most painful area. To adjust dose, cut patches before removing release liner. Remove if irritation or burning occurs; do not reapply until irritation subsides. May apply up to 3 patches at once for up to 12hrs of a 24-hour period. Hepatic impairment or debilitated: use smaller treatment areas.


Not established.

Lidoderm Contraindications

Not Applicable

Lidoderm Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Lidoderm Warnings/Precautions


Risk of methemoglobinemia (esp. in G6PD deficiency, congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia, cardiac or pulmonary compromise, infants <6 months of age, concurrent exposure to oxidizing agents or metabolites); monitor. Accidental exposure to children and pets. Do not apply to broken or inflamed skin. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, longer duration of application, and application of more than 3 patches. Avoid direct external heat sources (eg, heating pads, electric blankets). History of drug sensitivities. Hepatic disease. Small patients. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Labor & delivery. Nursing mothers.

Lidoderm Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Lidoderm Interactions


Increased risk of methemoglobinemia when concurrently exposed to nitrates/nitrites, local anesthetics, antineoplastic agents, antibiotics, antimalarials, anticonvulsants, others. Toxicity may be potentiated by Class I antiarrhythmics (eg, tocainide, mexiletine). Additive effects with other products containing local anesthetics.

Lidoderm Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Local effects (eg, erythema, edema), allergic reactions (eg, urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm).

Lidoderm Clinical Trials

See Literature

Lidoderm Note

Not Applicable

Lidoderm Patient Counseling

See Literature