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Were you looking for information about the Lidoderm Patch? Lidaderm patch is a common misspelling of Lidoderm patch.
 
By inhibiting nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain, the Lidoderm® patch (lidocaine patch) can help treat postherpetic neuralgia, a type of nerve pain that can occur after having shingles. This prescription medication is available in the form of a skin patch that is applied once daily. It is important, however, to not wear the patch for more than 12 hours in each 24-hour period.
 
Most people tolerate the drug well. However, as with any medication, there are possible side effects, such as skin redness, burning, and blistering.
 
(For more information, click Lidoderm Patch. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this medication and its effects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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