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Were you looking for information about the Lidoderm Patch? Lidaderm is a common misspelling of Lidoderm.
The Lidoderm® patch (lidocaine patch) is a drug licensed to treat a certain type of nerve pain that can occur after having shingles (this nerve pain is medically known as postherpetic neuralgia). This patch is typically applied to the skin once daily. However, it is important to only use this skin patch for up to 12 hours each day.
This prescription medication works by inhibiting the nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain. As with any drug, there are possible side effects, including skin redness, burning, and blistering.
(For more information, click Lidoderm Patch. This article offers an overview of the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and possible safety concerns. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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