Lidocaine Patch 5% Available from Mylan
Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%
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Get Answers to Common Questions About Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5%


  • My Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% doesn’t look and feel the same as my previous lidocaine patches. Is this normal?

    Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is thin, lightweight and pressure-sensitive and may feel different than LIDODERM®* (lidocaine patch 5%) or other previous lidocaine patches. However, Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is FDA-approved as a therapeutic equivalent to LIDODERM®. This means that Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is expected to provide the same post-herpetic neuralgia pain relief as LIDODERM® when used as directed.
  • What if the patch doesn’t stick?

    Before applying the patch, the skin should be clean and completely dry. Apply the patch to intact skin with no blisters. Because the patch adhesive is pressure-sensitive, Mylan suggests pressing gently on the patch and holding it in place for about 10-15 seconds. Make sure the patch is fully adhered to the skin, especially around the edges. If desired, a hypoallergenic dressing tape could be used around the edges. Discard tape with the patch, out of the reach of children and pets, according to directions for disposal.
  • Can I use a heating pad or electric blanket while wearing a Lidocaine Patch 5%?

    It is not recommended to place an external heat source over a patch, as this has not been evaluated and may increase plasma lidocaine levels. However, the patch may be worn under clothing.

  • Is it OK if the patch gets wet?

    Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% may not stick if it gets wet. Avoid contact with water, such as bathing, swimming or showering.

  • How quickly should I notice relief of my post-herpetic neuralgia symptoms?

    Because of differences in skin types, responses vary by individual. However, Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is FDA-approved as a therapeutic equivalent to LIDODERM®. This means that Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is expected to provide the same post-herpetic neuralgia pain relief as LIDODERM® when used as directed.
  • Can I cut the patch?

    Patches may be cut into smaller sizes with scissors before you remove the clear plastic backing, as directed by your healthcare provider. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for use of the patch.

  • After I cut a patch, can I save and use the remaining portion?

    Patches should be applied immediately after being removed from the protective envelope. Safely discard used patches or pieces of cut patches where children and pets cannot get to them. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for use of the patch.

  • How should I store the patch?

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). It is important to store and dispose of Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% out of the reach of children, pets and others. Do not store patches outside the sealed envelope.

  • Are there any special instructions for throwing the patch away?

    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. If hypoallergenic dressing tape was used along the edges of the patch, discard the tape with the patch.

  • If Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is equivalent to LIDODERM®* (lidocaine patch 5%), why does your patch only contain 140 mg of lidocaine when LIDODERM® contains 700 mg of lidocaine?

    Both LIDODERM® and Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% are designed to deliver the same amount of medication for post-herpetic neuralgia pain during the time the patch is worn.

    Mylan Lidocaine Patch 5% is approved by the FDA as a generic equivalent to LIDODERM®. The patches are made of different materials containing a different amount of medication but deliver the same dose and analgesic effect.

    Please note that both patches will contain unused lidocaine in the patch after they are used. This is why you must safely discard all patches after they are used and they should not be reused.
     

*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.