What kind of pain does LidoPro Patch® help relieve?
LidoPro Patch® is helpful in relieving nearly all types of pain, including (but not limited to) neck pain, back pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint pain, ligament pain, spinal pain, and headaches. Additionally, LidoPro Patch® can be used to relieve pain associated with common conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome, bursitis, and post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles).
How do I remove the residue on my skin left behind from the medical adhesive?
There are many ways to remove leftover adhesive from your skin. You can (carefully) use consumer products such as rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, pharmacy-grade adhesive remover, or petroleum jelly. Be sure to wash with soap and water after using these products.
Similarly, you could also use easy home remedies such as a warm damp towel compressed to skin, taking a warm shower, mild cooking oil, baby oil, or gentle hand lotion. DO NOT scrape away the leftover adhesive, as this will most likely cause skin irritation and is not the most effective means for removal.
Does LidoPro Patch® have any harmful side effects?
No, but it in rare cases or if over-used LidoPro Patch® may cause skin irritation or rash. It is a good idea to remove the patch if it causes noticeable irritation.
Is it necessary to use the external medical adhesive?
No. The medical adhesive is recommended for use in movement areas (knees, elbows, shoulders, ankles) and lower back. The medicated patch will affix to the skin by itself, but certainly does not have the same staying power that the product otherwise would with the adhesive. If your skin is overly sensitive, particularly during removal of patch with external adhesive, it would be prudent to use the patch without the external medical adhesive. Use as directed and preferred.
Do I need a prescription to use LidoPro Patch®?
Not necessarily if supplied under the supervision of a doctor, however obtaining a prescription is highly recommended and sometimes might be necessary if you're obtaining LidoPro Patch® through a third-party pharmacy.
Although LidoPro Patch® is an OTC medication, it is certainly the strongest of its kind. Accordingly to ensure safety and appropriateness of treatment, LidoPro Patch® is made available exclusively through select physician's offices. If you are interested in obtaining LidoPro Patch® through your physician, print the informational product fliers from the Ask Your Provider section and present to your doctor.
If your doctor does not stock LidoPro Patch®, he or she may write you a prescription that you could provide to a mail-order pharmacy. Inquire about available mail-order pharmacies and their requirements by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I stop using other medications when using LidoPro Patch®?
Any oral medication prescribed by a physician should not be discontinued. Do not use if you are taking anticoagulant medications such as Warfarin or Coumadin. See Important Safety Information section. Stop use of LidoPro Patch® if recommended by physician.
Can LidoPro Patch® be used on children?
Yes, LidoPro Patch® can be used on children age 12 and older under the supervision of a licensed physician. Younger children have skin that is significantly more sensitive than adults, so LidoPro Patch® should not be used on children under the age of 12. Accordingly, please use caution when removing product, particularly if it were applied with the medical adhesive. Keep LidoPro Patch® away from small children and infants.
If my pain persists or worsens, what should I do?
Discontinue LidoPro Patch® until you're able to discuss with your physician the appropriate means to continue treatment.
Where can I obtain LidoPro Patch®?
LidoPro Patch® is available exclusively through participating physicians and pharmacies.
Many orthopedic or pain management doctors will typically purchase LidoPro Patch® through a licensed wholesale distributor and dispense the medication from their office. This ensures the appropriateness of utilizing the Patch for your pain treatment. Injured industrial patients can usually receive LidoPro Patch® with no out-of-pocket expense through their Workers Compensation carrier, given a documented physician appointment with appropriate diagnosis and treatment modality. Physicians will typically need to dictate in their treatment notes the necessity of treatment with LidoPro Patch®.
Not all private health insurance carriers cover LidoPro Patch® or other OTC medications, so be sure to check coverage options with your carrier. Under this circumstance cash payment to the physician office or a mail-order pharmacy is usually the best option, although pricing is discretionary.
You may inquire about mail-order pharmacies who stock LidoPro Patch® by sending an email to email@example.com. Note: Mail-order pharmacies will require a written prescription (and perhaps other requirements) prior to shipping LidoPro Patch®.