Absorbine Lidocaine Transdermal Patch 4%
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Apply the patch to the most painful area.
Remove the patch after 12 hours.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
You may cut the patch with scissors if needed. Be sure to cut the patch before peeling away the liner protecting the adhesive.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not use if the pouch containing the medicine is torn or damaged.
Remove the plastic liner that protects the sticky side of the patch before applying to the skin.
Be sure the area of skin is clean and dry before putting on a new patch.
Press the patch firmly for a few seconds to make sure it stays in place.
If the patch does not stick, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not cover the patch with bandage or tape unless instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
After removing the patch, fold it together and discard it out of reach of children and pets.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
Do not dispose of a used patch by flushing it into the toilet.
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist how you can safely dispose of used patches.
If the patch causes a feeling of burning or pain at the location of the patch, remove the patch until the feeling goes away.
Apply the patch only to normal looking skin. Avoid areas of the skin that are red, have scrapes, or damaged.
Do not apply heat to the area with the patch. Avoid heating blankets, suntan beds, hot tubs, or other sources of heat.
Avoid touching or scratching the area of the skin after the patch is removed.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- burning or stinging
- numbness where the medicine is applied
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- blurry vision
- shallow, irregular breathing
- drowsiness or sedation
- lack of energy and tiredness
- fast or irregular heart beats
- mood changes
- pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
- ringing in the ears
- shortness of breath
- slow heartbeat
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all
there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine.
Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete
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any questions, please ask your pharmacist.