Is Lidoderm safe for use while breast-feeding?

Lidoderm is not safe for breastfeeding women. Lidoderm contains an active ingredient called lidocaine, which passes into your body and blocks your nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Because it is absorbed into the bloodstream, lidocaine can pass into breast milk and harm a breastfeeding child. If you are concerned about accidentally passing lidocaine to your child, talk to your doctor.

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