Consider OTC Alternatives to Lidoderm

You'll see more interest in using lidocaine patches (Lidoderm, etc) for pain...partly because of safety concerns with opioids and NSAIDs.

Rx lidocaine 5% patches seem to help postherpetic neuralgia and some other types of localized peripheral neuropathic pain.

And they're often tried for musculoskeletal issues such as back pain or osteoarthritis...even though there's not good evidence they help.

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