Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Peripheral neuropathy 511 25
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 232 6
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 207 10
Postherpetic neuralgia 67 1
Hemorrhoids 39 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 59

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lidocaine topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Breakout on skin with what looks like acne but painful to touch 1
Burn 1
Burning sensation 1
Itching 1
Limited range of motion 1
Numbness in legs 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lidocaine topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
5% as needed 3
5 % twice daily 2
0.5% as needed 2
2 % twice daily 1
2 % four times daily 1
15 mL twice daily 1
5mg/ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Lidocaine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 44
Other 18
Expense 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Change in health plan coverage 7
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Lidocaine topical

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Lidocaine topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 26
Usually 18
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 6
$25-49 1
< $25 23
Not specified 31

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lidocaine topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 3
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
benzocaine topical (Lanacane) 1
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lidocaine topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 3
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Lidocaine topical

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Sep 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for MS symptoms worsened)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 g Daily

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Jun 12, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for complex regional pain syndrome type I)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in right foot)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hypersensitivity in right foot)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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