Mylan's generic 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 in x 5 in) 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.
See instructions for applying Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%.
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%.
Cut the pouch at the top and both sides along the dotted lines.
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.
Remove the transparent release liner before application of patch to the skin. Apply immediately after removal from the pouch.
Apply the prescribed number of patches (maximum of 3) 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. Placement of external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, over Lidocaine Patch 5% is not recommended.
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.