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Lidocaine: Topical gel

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LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lidocaine: Topical gel
Usage by Gender
67.55%
32.45%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
5.3%
20.53%
32.45%
41.72%
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Patient Experiences with Lidocaine

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View All 7 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 2.9 / 5
Works as Intended: 2.9 / 5
Tolerable: 2.9 / 5

Helps half to three fourthes of the time
Some areas seem to tingle when first applied. I have had problems with sticking sometimes using cloth bandaids will help keep them on. If I am out in the heat and get sweaty they will fall off almost immediately. The patches do help numb the pain but when they start wearing off the pain comes back fast,
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
September 17, 2015
From: Alpharetta, GA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Agree


Work as intended
I was using another product but Lidocaine is by far better.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 1
Tiny
July 21, 2015
From: Austin, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Topical ointment
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


reduces back spasms significantly
I notice many complaints that patch does not ADHERE WELL, try duct or package tape on top of patch to secure, firmly awkward to apply alone on back
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 6
Anonymous
March 13, 2015
From: nyc, NY
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


doesn't work at all
The patch does not adhere well at all ! I have gone thru two boxes of them and have not been able to keep one on for more than 5 minutes. They just fall right off. Just a wast of money
Helpful: 10
Unhelpful: 3
CVS Customer
February 15, 2015
From: Swampscott, MA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Does not work as intended
The generic patch does not adhere well at all! It rolls up on the ends and eventually comes off within just a couple of hours of wearing. I have to put tape all around it to make it stay on then I get sores from the tape since I am sensitive to it.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
November 17, 2014
From: Navarre, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


Sometimes works as intended
#1 Love the generic price! Much less than brand #2 Patch package much thinner than brand. #3 Patches are much thinner,in fact I can see through patches. #4 I'm still having Issues when I follow directions exactly, wash skin and dry completely and this includes storage temperature. #5 Some (about 2/3rd) Seem to be bleed through backing inside the package and the patch is very sticky and mostly unusable and very hard to peel off, if you have success, then they won't stay &/Or stick at all. #6 When I cut into smaller sizes (or in half), they tend to fall off within 30 minutes to 3hrs of use. #7 Patches leave a sticky residue (mostly around the edges of patches) on my skin after using.Wasn't a problem with the bran Washing afterwards is a must. You should not use any type of lotion type of soap (dove, etc). Patches are much thinner than brand version. I can literally see through patches. At first I didn't think anything about, now several months of use, very problematic. Generic Form should be equally as good as brand. No#1 Love the generic price! Much less than brand #2 Patch package much thinner than brand. #3 Patches are much thinner,in fact I can see through patches. #4 I'm still having Issues when I follow directions exactly, wash skin and dry completely and this includes storage temperature. #5 Some (about 2/3rd) Seem to be bleed through backing inside the package and the patch is very sticky and mostly unusable and very hard to peel off, if you have success, then they won't stay &/Or stick at all. #6 When I cut into smaller sizes (or in half), they tend to fall off within 30 minutes to 3hrs of use. #7 Patches leave a sticky residue (mostly around the edges of patches) on my skin after using.Wasn't a problem with the bran Washing afterwards is a must. You should not use any type of lotion type of soap (dove, etc). Patches are much thinner than brand version. I can literally see through patches. At first I didn't think anything about, now several months of use**, very problematic. Generic Form should be equally as good as brand. Not the case with these patches. **[I've used this type of Rx for the past 9+ Years]** I do hope that the Drug Maker will address these issues which is a contributing factor to the Patches not working properly and/Or as described. These differences between generic and brand are like night and day. I will continue to use this Rx, CVS has replaced patches that are defective.
Helpful: 10
Unhelpful: 3
Deer Park Grit
October 24, 2014
From: Deer Park, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Works as intended
This is Lidocaine as a Transdermal patch; 12 hours on then 12 hours off; further, the patch is easy to place (directly) in the area of pain - in my case my back and neck. The pain subsides after a few minutes, and, remains, in remission while the patch is in place. Further, I have not experienced any side effects.
Helpful: 39
Unhelpful: 4
CVS Customer
July 06, 2014
From: Alexandria, VA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Transdermal patch - 24 Hour
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree