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Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Application Site Reactions

During or immediately after treatment with LIDODERM (lidocaine patch 5%), the skin at the site of application may develop blisters, bruising, burning sensation, depigmentation, dermatitis, discoloration, edema, erythema, exfoliation, irritation, papules, petechia, pruritus, vesicles, or may be the locus of abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and transient, resolving spontaneously within a few minutes to hours.

Allergic Reactions

Allergic and anaphylactoid reactions associated with lidocaine, although rare, can occur. They are characterized by angioedema, bronchospasm, dermatitis, dyspnea, hypersensitivity, laryngospasm, pruritus, shock, and urticaria. If they occur, they should be managed by conventional means. The detection of sensitivity by skin testing is of doubtful value.

Other Adverse Events

Due to the nature and limitation of spontaneous reports in postmarketing surveillance, causality has not been established for additional reported adverse events including:

Asthenia, confusion, disorientation, dizziness, headache, hyperesthesia, hypoesthesia, lightheadedness, metallic taste, nausea, nervousness, pain exacerbated, paresthesia, somnolence, taste alteration, vomiting, visual disturbances such as blurred vision, flushing, tinnitus, and tremor.

Systemic (Dose-Related) Reactions

Systemic adverse reactions following appropriate use of LIDODERM are unlikely, due to the small dose absorbed (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacokinetics). Systemic adverse effects of lidocaine are similar in nature to those observed with other amide local anesthetic agents, including CNS excitation and/or depression (light-headedness, nervousness, apprehension, euphoria, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, vomiting, sensations of heat, cold or numbness, twitching, tremors, convulsions, unconsciousness, respiratory depression and arrest). Excitatory CNS reactions may be brief or not occur at all, in which case the first manifestation may be drowsiness merging into unconsciousness. Cardiovascular manifestations may include bradycardia, hypotension and cardiovascular collapse leading to arrest.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED LIDODERM SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Lidoderm. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Lidoderm side effects / adverse reactions in 55 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-11-15

Patient: 55 year old female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Product Adhesion Issue

Suspect drug(s):
Lidoderm
    Dosage: topically as needed 10/7/2011 3 patches used
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Pain in Extremity
    Start date: 2011-10-15

Lidoderm
    Dosage: topically as needed 10/7/2011 3 patches used
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Pain in Extremity
    Start date: 2011-10-07



Possible Lidoderm side effects / adverse reactions in 74 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-12-07

Patient: 74 year old female weighing 53.5 kg (117.8 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Ineffective

Suspect drug(s):
Lidoderm



Possible Lidoderm side effects / adverse reactions in 88 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-28

Patient: 88 year old female

Reactions: Death

Adverse event resulted in: death

Suspect drug(s):
Lidoderm



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2006-06-20

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