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Active ingredients: lidocaine (lignocaine)
What it is used for
For the treatment of symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain associated with previous herpes zoster infection (post-herpetic neuralgia, PHN)
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Topical. This medicine is applied directly to the surface of the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
adhesive patch with 'lidocaine 5%' embossed on one side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient lidocaine (lignocaine)
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems