Lidocaine 5% Patch is contraindicated in patients with a known history of sensitivity to local anesthetics of the amide type, or to any other component of the product.
Dosage and Administration
Apply Lidocaine 5% Patch to intact skin to cover the most painful area. Apply the prescribed number of patches (maximum of 3), only once for up to 12 hours within a 24-hour period. Patches may be cut into smaller sizes with scissors prior to removal of the release liner. Clothing may be worn over the area of application. Smaller areas of treatment are recommended in a debilitated patient, or a patient with
impaired elimination. If irritation or a burning sensation occurs during application, remove the patch(es) and do not reapply until the irritation subsides.
When Lidocaine 5% Patch is used concomitantly with other
products containing local anesthetic agents, the amount absorbed from all formulations must be considered. Lidocaine 5% Patch may not stick if it gets wet. Avoid contact with water, such as bathing, swimming or showering.
Handling and Disposal
Hands should be washed after the handling of Lidocaine 5% Patch, and eye contact with Lidocaine 5% Patch should be avoided. Do not store patch outside the sealed envelope. Apply immediately after removal from the protective envelope. 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. Lidocaine 5% Patch should be kept out of the reach of children.