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Lidocaine patches

May 12, 2015 10:49 AM

Spoke with my occ doc yesterday and I asked him about lidocaine patches. He told me that they are 100.00 per patch and workmans comp won't pay that so they aren't an option. 😡

May 15, 2015 3:25 AM

rhat is crazy. i use lidocaine patches and they are helpful in my case. But they are by no means $100.00 per patch. That is nuts. It is more like $4.00 if you use a good store. Here is how you do it. If you have a rite aid around you. You download the goodrx app. It will charge you like $114.00 for a box of 30 of the generic ones. That is what I use and they are just as good as lidoderm patches. I realize this is still expensive. But it is far from what he is saying. If it is something you desperately need and you income is lower, check out patient assistance program for lidoderm patches because gererics usuallly do not have assistance programs.

May 15, 2015 7:31 AM

I have used the GoodRX app as well and it has paid off for sure. My pain doc isn't covered under my insurance anymore and they changed the rules or something so now they only cover prescriptions written by docs who take the insurance so his prescriptions are no longer covered for me. Anyway the only way I have been able to afford my pain meds is with this app. Still not cheap but at least 50% discount. Also you might call around to see what the cash price is at various pharm it can vary greatly.

May 15, 2015 10:43 AM

Thank You so much for that info. Now I'm wondering why my doc told me that! He's the only doc I trust now due to some issues with my family doc. Is it a workers comp thing? Hmmmm

May 15, 2015 2:16 PM

That is insane, I got mine for really cheap. I'm so sorry you're in pain. But the lidocaine patches help a lot. At least they do for me when it's completely unbearable and the hydrocodone isn't working

Jun 08, 2017 11:26 AM

Aspercreme puts these out now gor less than $7 for 2 of them. WalMart is carrying them. Check online if you don't have one locally.

Jun 09, 2017 11:24 AM

They don't work all that well. I had them both times I had shingles. I recently bought the new Icy Hot with Lidocane and I like it.

Jul 12, 2017 10:11 PM

Same thing... my insurance said I can get a months supply ( up to 90) for 100$ . 100$ a month plus my other prescriptions as well as my husbands and our Medicare is too expensive. They do help me a lot It cuts down on the amount of Percocet that I take. So unfair! You want to cut down on the narcs and they make it so you can't! Do they really want you dependent on their drugs or what?

Mar 27, 2018 1:30 PM

I bought 10 boxes at $9.99 each at Walmart. Difference is they are 4% lidocaine instead of 5 %. Hopefully they will still help oh 6 per pack and same size as RX type.

Mar 27, 2018 2:10 PM

I use 1 to two 5% patches per day and my insurance pays for all but the$10 co-payment

Mar 27, 2018 7:47 PM

I use to be able to pay that but a change in my account insurance no longer allows that.

Mar 28, 2018 5:30 PM

Never tried these patches but I do use salonpas patches. They sell them in costco. You get 140 patches for $17 ..they have camphor and menthol and methyl salicylate. I use for arthritis I put them on my joints. You can cut them! I used them on my knee too. It is some relief better than nothing!

Mar 28, 2018 7:47 PM

Totally agree. They are better than nothing

Mar 29, 2018 11:44 AM

Have you tried looking on Amazon?

Amazon Canada has "Aspercreme Lidocaine Patches - 5 Each, Pack of 3" for $37 CAD, and "Salonpas Lidocaine Gel-patch, 6 Count" for $20.95 CAD. Walmart has the same products for $7.88 USD and $9.98 USD.

If you can't find anything within your price range, you could try making some yourself.
*DISCLAIMER: I do not know if or how well this would work*
1. Buy gauze pads, Tegaderm and lidocaine gel at Walmart, off Amazon or at the dollar store.
2. Put some lidocaine gel in the center of the gauze pad.
3. Place the gauze pad where you want it. Stick the Tegaderm over top and make sure that there is enough Tegaderm to stick to your skin.

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