Were you looking for information about Lidocaine Patch? Lidocain patch is a common misspelling of lidocaine patch.
The lidocaine patch (Lidoderm® patch) is a medicine approved for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, a type of nerve pain that can occur after a case of shingles. This prescription skin patch contains lidocaine, a type of anesthetic, which works by inhibiting the nerve impulses that pass along pain signals to the brain.
It is typically applied once daily, but it is only meant to be worn for up to 12 hours in each 24-hour period. Before using this drug, talk to your healthcare provider if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or any allergies.
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