Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Peripheral neuropathy 76 24
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 32 6
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 25 10
Pain 11 5
Hemorrhoids 9 2
Vulvodynia 5 1

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lidocaine topical

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

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lidocaine topical

Dosage Patients
5% as needed 6
5 g daily 3
5 % twice daily 2
0.5% as needed 2
0.5 % daily 1
3.25 % daily 1
1.5 g three times daily 1
5 % daily 1
2 % four times daily 1
4 % twice daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lidocaine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 41
Other 15
Course of treatment ended 11
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 5
Doctor's advice 5
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 72 patients who've stopped taking Lidocaine topical

Duration

Currently taking Lidocaine topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Lidocaine topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 26
Usually 15
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 6
$25-49 1
< $25 21
Not specified 26

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lidocaine topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 2
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) 1
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1

Patients stopped taking Lidocaine topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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