FDA Warning on Lidocaine patches and other topicals

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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
The FDA came out with a warning today on using Lidocaine patches and other deadening type topicals warning uses of heat, heating pads, wrapping the patches, and ect. It said heat can cause too much of the lidocaine to release directly into the blood stream. It had in the warning about two people that died that I think had hair transplant, not sure so don't quote me. Apparently this stuff can have some serious side effects. Please go to the FDA site and read up on this info-very informative.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if that applies to the ketaprofen cream that I use. It has Lidocaine in it.
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I believe so since it does have Lidocaine in it. The numbing agents is what is being targeted in the alert. Susie

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