- Are Lidoderm and Pennsaid the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lidoderm?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Pennsaid?
- What is Lidoderm?
- What is Pennsaid?
- What Drugs Interact with Lidoderm?
- What Drugs Interact with Pennsaid?
- How Should Lidoderm Be Taken?
- How Should Pennsaid Be Taken?
Are Lidoderm and Pennsaid the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lidoderm?
Common side effects of Lidoderm include:
Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Lidoderm including
- irregular heartbeats,
- confusion, tremors,
- seizures (convulsions), or
- blurred vision.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Pennsaid?
Common side effects of Pennsaid include:
- skin irritation (e.g., dryness, redness, stinging, itching, scaling, hives, swelling),
- stomach pain,
- upset stomach,
- urinary tract infection,
- stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- rash (non-application site),
- numbness and tingling,
- bad breath, and
What is Lidoderm?
What is Pennsaid?
Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium topical solution) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee(s).
What Drugs Interact With Lidoderm?
Lidoderm may interact with anti-arrhythmic drugs or other local anesthetic products.
What Drugs Interact With Pennsaid?
Pennsaid may interact with anti-platelet drugs, blood thinners, cidofovir, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, desmopressin, digoxin, high blood pressure drugs, lithium, methotrexate, probenecid, SSRI antidepressants, and diuretics (water pills).
How Should Lidoderm Be Taken?
Apply Lidoderm to intact skin to cover the most painful area. Apply up to three patches, only once for up to 12 hours within a 24-hour period.
How Should Pennsaid Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Pennsaid is 40 drops per knee, 4 times a day, applied to clean, dry skin.
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RxList. Pennsaid Medication Guide.