Lidoderm vs Novocaine

Lidoderm
(Rx)
Novocaine
(Rx)
Lidoderm is a skin medication.
Novocaine is an anesthetic.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.4
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
4.2
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.5
Concern level
3.0
Approval Date
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March 19, 1999
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
8,929 Discussions
13,702 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Nerve Pain
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Back Pain
#5 for Shingles
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Arthritis
#8 for Chronic Pain
#9 for Neuropathy
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Lower Back Pain
#12 for Herniated Disc
#14 for Severe Pain
#15 for Neck Pain
#16 for Sciatica
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Foot Pain
#19 for Rash
Lidoderm is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#3 for Sedation
#4 for Teeth Removal
Novocaine is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lid
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Weight Loss
1
Trauma
1
Pins And Needles
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Shaking
1
Muscle Strain
1
Restlessness
1
Palpitations
1
Wounds
1
Nov
Numbness
10
Allergy
1
Bleeding
1
Tingling
1
Nausea
1
Dizziness
1
Vomiting
1
Tooth Pain
1
Palpitations
1
Bruise
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Lid
Nov
1
0
Weight Loss
Lid
Nov
1
0
Trauma
Lid
Nov
1
0
Pins And Needles
Lid
Nov
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Lid
Nov
1
0
Shaking
Lid
Nov
1
0
Muscle Strain
Lid
Nov
1
0
Restlessness
Lid
Nov
1
0
Palpitations
Lid
Nov
1
1
Wounds
Lid
Nov
1
0
Numbness
Nov
Lid
10
0
Allergy
Nov
Lid
1
0
Bleeding
Nov
Lid
1
0
Tingling
Nov
Lid
1
0
Nausea
Nov
Lid
1
0
Dizziness
Nov
Lid
1
0
Vomiting
Nov
Lid
1
0
Tooth Pain
Nov
Lid
1
0
Palpitations
Nov
Lid
1
1
Bruise
Nov
Lid
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Lidoderm during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lidoderm and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Novocaine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Patch
Dosages
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Patch: 5%
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lidocaine
Procaine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lidoderm and Novocaine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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