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Who Should Not Use the Lidocaine Patch?

You should not use the lidocaine patch if you are allergic to Lidoderm, lidocaine, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients. Also, people who are allergic to other similar anesthetics should probably not use the lidocaine patch.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which the lidocaine patch should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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