Using a heating pad with lidoderm patches

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andlovsaidno
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   Posted 11/5/2008 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know for a fact iF you can use both of these together? I called 2 different pharmacists and received to different answers. One said I should not and the other said they did not see where it would hurt....

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aux433
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   Posted 11/5/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi andlovsaidno,

My physician knows that I use Lidoderm patches and a heating pad together. He said it was OK.

I have been using both now for several months without any negative side effects. As an RN, I am hyperaware of what I use and how.

Hope this was helpful.

Take care


Marlee2
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   Posted 11/5/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi aux and andlovsaidno and welcome. I've been using lidoderm patches for years and never thought about it but I'm sure I've used them with a heating pad. I only use one at a time.
 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/5/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
If I might share, one thing that I have learned is to NOT use a heating pad along with over-the-counter menthol based pain patches. That produces deep, horrible blisters.
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Cat Kellam
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   Posted 2/12/2013 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I used the Lidoderm patch around my neck area because I slept on it wrong. Well, 4 days later and it is still stinging because I used with a heating pad. I looked up the pharmaceutical website and found this info:

External Heat Sources: Placement of external heat sources, such as heating pads or electric blankets, over LIDODERM (lidocaine patch 5%) patches is not recommended as this has not been evaluated and may increase plasma lidocaine levels.
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