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Synera

PATIENT INFORMATION

Leave the patch in the foil pouch until you read this leaflet

WHAT THE PATCH DOES:

The medicine on this patch is used to numb the skin that it covers. The safety and effectiveness of SYNERA® have been established in adults and children 3 years of age and older.

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW, AND THESE SAFETY TIPS:

  • Do not put the patch on your lips or near your eyes. If you get medicine from the patch in your eye, rinse your eye with water and protect it until the numbness goes away.
  • Do not cut or tear the patch.
  • Do not get water on the patch.
  • Keep the patch away from children and pets at all times.

STEP 1: Check the skin where the patch will be worn

  • Keep the patch in the unopened foil pouch until you are ready to put it on.
  • Check the skin where your doctor or health care professional told you to wear it.
  • Do not put the patch on skin that is cut, scratched or red (like a rash).
  • Do not shave the area or you may hurt the skin.

Patch in foil pouch - illustration

STEP 2: Open the foil pouch and remove the patch. Save the foil pouch.

  • TO TEAR OPEN THE FOIL POUCH - fold the upper right corner toward you. (See picture A)

Fold the upper right corner - Illustration

  • Press the corner flat to form a small triangle.
  • Tear the foil pouch in the middle of the fold along the pre-cut slit. (See picture B)

Tear the foil pouch - Illustration

  • TO CUT OPEN WITH SCISSORS - cut carefully along the edge of the package.
  • SAVE THE FOIL POUCH.

Cut carefully along the edge - Illustration

STEP 3: Put the patch on your skin

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE - touch only the sticky edges of the patch. Never touch the center area.

SYNERA® (lidocaine and tetracaine) Figure 5 Illustration

  • Peel the patch off of the hard plastic backing.
  • Put the sticky side of the patch on your skin, where you were told to wear it. Press the edges to make sure the patch will stick to your skin.

Do not touch the medicine in the middle - Illustration

  • Wash your hands.

STEP 4: IMPORTANT — How to remove and discard the patch

  • Do not leave the patch on the skin for longer than 30 minutes.

Do not leave the patch on the skin for longer than 30 minutes - Illustration

  • Carefully peel the patch off your skin, touching only the sticky edges of the patch - DO NOT TOUCH THE MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE.
  • PRESS THE STICKY SIDE OF THE USED PATCH ONTO THE FOIL POUCH.

Press the sticky side of the used patch onto the foil pouch - Illustration

  • THROW FOIL POUCH WITH PATCH ATTACHED, AND HARD PLASTIC BACKING, IN THE GARBAGE so children and pets cannot reach it.
  • Wash your hands.

While Wearing the Patch:

  • Do not put the patch on your lips or near your eyes.
  • If you get medicine from the patch in your eye, rinse it with water until the numbness goes away.
  • Do not cut or tear the patch.
  • Do not get water on the patch. Keep the patch dry. Do not cover the small holes on the outside of the patch. If you applied the patch to the back of your hand, wash your hands carefully.
  • If your skin hurts or burns too much, you should take the patch off.
    It is normal for the skin to feel warm, but it should not burn.

After the patch is removed:

Be careful with your skin after the patch is removed. The skin that was covered by the patch stays numb and you won't be able to feel pain right away. Do not scratch or let this skin touch hot or cold things.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/28/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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