Cost of Lidocaine Patches

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Can anyone tell me how much Lidocaine Patches are?

GP gave me a prescription last week for 10 as a tester for a long term nerve damage condition that I have, but said they were expensive for the NHS & that she could get into trouble for prescribing them. Early signs are that they are certainly helping, so was wondering about the cost on a private Prescription.

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    These are very pricey - well over £100 for 30 plasters roughly (including VAT). However the price may differ between different chemists depending on how much they can procure them although I can't imagine there would be a huge difference between where you go.

    Tarun (hospital pharmacist)

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    Thank you so much for the info, do you know of the plasters come as a standard size? I'm currently able to get 4/5 strips from each patch so can get 2 1/2 days worth of use out of each patch.

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    They only come in one size which is 10x14cm, but you're right they can be cut down.
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    Yes prescription only, so a private prescription would be the only other way of obtaining them.
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    Hiya they cost just over £70.00 for 30, as my Doctor told me the other day when I asked him to give me more then 10 at a time, I'd also been told few days before of reception that they were expensive.
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    Hi

    I get these and I have no issues getting prescriptions for them. Realistically yes they are expensive but if they help surely your gp has a duty of care for you too.

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    Prescribed today for debilitating pins and needles in my hands also told by my GP that they are bl**** expensive but it’s a choice between these and Pregabalin which he hates to prescribe.  Haven’t tried them yet but cheers doc.

     

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    Hi my father has just had his patches stopped, so I went straight to the pharmacy. He told me I didn,'t need a private prescription and the cost price he paid was £72.60 for a box of 30 patches of 5% lidocaine. They do sell them on Amazon at about half the price, but only 4%. Hope this helps

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      Hi Do you know what to search on Amazon or them please the 4% is enough for mums knee to ease it so would like to try find them

      thank you

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