Lidocaine Patch 5% Available from Mylan
Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%
Intended for a U.S. audience only.
Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

Patch size 10 cm x 14 cm (Each adhesive patch contains 140 mg of Lidocaine, USP)

Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

A Generic Version
of LIDODERM®*
(lidocaine patch 5%)

Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is a prescription medicine used to relieve the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia, also referred to as after-shingles pain. Please see Important Safety Information below.

Before using Lidocaine Patch 5%, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions that you have, including problems with your liver. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Your healthcare provider will explain how to apply and use the patch. Patches should be applied to intact skin (with no blisters) to cover the most painful area. You can apply up to a total of three (3) lidocaine 5% patches at one time, as directed by your healthcare provider. Patches can be left on for up to 12 hours, followed by 12 hours off. You may cut patches into smaller sizes with scissors before removing the release liner (clear plastic backing). Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for use of the patch. Wash hands immediately after handling the patch. Store and dispose of patches out of reach of children, pets, and others.

The patch, which is a thin adhesive film, is 10 cm × 14 cm (approximately 4 x 5 inches) and contains 5% lidocaine, USP, with a removable liner. The medicine in the patch, which is slowly released when the patch is applied to the skin, causes local numbness in the skin and surrounding area.

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Recommendations for preparing the skin before applying the patch

The skin should be clean and completely dry. Perspiration and humid conditions can make the skin moist. Do not use perfumes, lotions (including soaps and body washes with moisturizers), powders or oils on the affected areas before applying Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%. Be sure to apply to intact skin with no blisters. Excess hair should be removed so that the patch is in direct contact with the skin.

To ensure the patch is not applied to irritated skin, hair should not be shaved prior to application. Instead, it is recommended that hair be clipped with scissors to avoid irritation.

During or immediately after using Lidocaine Patch 5%, the skin around the patch may develop a change in color, colored spots, irritation, itching, flaking of the skin, rash, bruising, swelling, pimple-like raised skin, a cyst containing fluid, pain, burning, or abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and go away on their own within a few minutes to hours. Other reactions may include dizziness, headache, and nausea. Tell your healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms while using Lidocaine Patch 5%.

Step 1: How to apply Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

1

Cut the pouch at the top and both sides along the dotted lines.

Step 2: How to apply Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

2

Peel open the pouch and remove the patch with the transparent release liner (clear plastic backing). Patches may be cut into smaller sizes with scissors before you remove the clear plastic backing. Safely discard the remaining unused pieces of cut patches where children and pets cannot get to them.

Avoid contact of the patch or patch pieces with the eyes and wash hands immediately after handling the patch. Washing hands is a safety consideration to avoid accidentally touching the eyes after handling the patch. 

Step 3: How to apply Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

3

Remove the transparent release liner before application of patch to the skin. Apply immediately after removal from the pouch.

Step 4: How to apply Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%

4

Apply up to a total of three (3) Lidocaine Patch 5% patches at one time to cover the most painful area, as directed by your healthcare provider. Patches can be left on for up to 12 hours, followed by 12 hours off. Allergic reactions, though rare, can occur. Remove patch if irritation occurs and do not reapply until the irritation goes away. Never reuse a patch.


Note: Mylan recommends that the patch be held in place by applying gentle pressure for approximately 10 to 15 seconds. If desired, a hypoallergenic dressing tape could be used along the edges. Discard tape with the patch, out of reach of children and pets, according to directions for disposal.

*LIDODERM® is a registered trademark of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

INDICATION

LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% is used to relieve the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia, also referred to as after-shingles pain. Apply only to intact skin with no blisters.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
  • You should not use this product if you are sensitive to local anesthetics like lidocaine, or to any of the other ingredients in LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.
  • Even a used LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% contains a large amount of lidocaine. A small child or a pet could suffer serious adverse effects from chewing or swallowing a new or used LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%. Store and dispose of patches out of the reach of children, pets, and others. Never reuse a patch.
  • Fold used patches so that the adhesive side sticks to itself, and safely discard used patches or pieces of cut patches where children and pets cannot get to them. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling or cutting the patch.
  • LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% should be worn for no more than 12 hours a day. Applying the patches for a longer time or using more than 3 patches could cause serious reactions.
  • Avoid the use of external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, as this has not been studied and may cause you to receive a higher dosage.
  • Avoid contact of LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% with the eyes. If contact with the eye occurs, immediately wash the eye with water or saline and protect it until sensation returns.
  • Be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have liver disease, are pregnant or nursing, or are taking medication for irregular heartbeat. LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% should be used with caution in people with these conditions.
  • Allergic reactions, though rare, can occur.
  • During or immediately after using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%, the skin around the patch may develop a change in color, colored spots, irritation, itching, flaking of the skin, rash, bruising, swelling, pimple-like raised skin, a cyst containing fluid, pain, burning, or abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and go away on their own within a few minutes to hours. Other reactions may include dizziness, headache, and nausea. Tell your healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms while using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.
  • LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% may not stick if it gets wet. Avoid contact with water, such as bathing, swimming or showering.
  • Only your healthcare professional can determine if LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% is right for you. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions when using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see the LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% full Prescribing Information and discuss it with your healthcare professional.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

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  • You should not use this product if you are sensitive to local anesthetics like lidocaine, or to any of the other ingredients in LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.

  • Even a used LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% contains a large amount of lidocaine. A small child or a pet could suffer serious adverse effects from chewing or swallowing a new or used LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.Store and dispose of patches out of the reach of children, pets, and others. Never reuse a patch.

  • Fold used patches so that the adhesive side sticks to itself, and safely discard used patches or pieces of cut patches where children and pets cannot get to them. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling or cutting the patch.

  • LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% should be worn for no more than 12 hours a day. Applying the patches for a longer time or using more than 3 patches could cause serious reactions.

  • Avoid the use of external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, as this has not been studied and may cause you to receive a higher dosage.

  • Avoid contact of LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% with the eyes. If contact with the eye occurs, immediately wash the eye with water or saline and protect it until sensation returns.

  • Be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have liver disease, are pregnant or nursing, or are taking medication for irregular heartbeat. LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% should be used with caution in people with these conditions.

  • Allergic reactions, though rare, can occur.

  • During or immediately after using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%, the skin around the patch may develop a change in color, colored spots, irritation, itching, flaking of the skin, rash, bruising, swelling, pimple-like raised skin, a cyst containing fluid, pain, burning, or abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and go away on their own within a few minutes to hours. Other reactions may include dizziness, headache, and nausea. Tell your healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms while using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.

  • LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% may not stick if it gets wet. Avoid contact with water, such as bathing, swimming or showering.

  • Only your healthcare professional can determine if LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% is right for you. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions when using LIDOCAINE PATCH 5%.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/Safety/Medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see the LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% full Prescribing Information and discuss it with your healthcare professional.


INDICATION


LIDOCAINE PATCH 5% is used to relieve the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia, also referred to as after-shingles pain. Apply only to intact skin with no blisters.