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What should I avoid while using Lidoderm?

If you are using Lidoderm, you should avoid using any more than your doctor prescribes. Apply it only to the affected area, as instructed by your doctor, and avoid getting any near or in your eyes or mouth. You should avoid using other topical medications in the same area as Lidoderm unless instructed by your doctor, and do not mix Lidoderm with cosmetics. Do not apply the medication to cuts or broken skin unless your doctor specifically tells you to. Use caution when using Lidoderm with heart rhythm disorder medications and talk to your doctor about any possible interactions before using Lidoderm.

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