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LidoPro (topical)

Generic name: capsaicin, lidocaine, menthol, and methyl salicylate (topical) [kap-SAY-sin, LYE-doe-kane, MEN-thol, and METH-il-sa-LIS-i-late]
Brand names: Four Pain Rx, LidoPro, Transderm-iQ, Terocin topical
Drug Class: Topical Anaesthetics

What is LidoPro?

LidoPro is a combination of medicines used to temporarily relieve muscle soreness that may be caused by arthritis or strains.LidoPro can be used in other ways than those listed in the medication guide.

Side effects of LidoPro

Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.

If you experience severe blistering, burning, pain, or swelling of the skin after applying this medicine, wash the area and seek medical attention immediately.

This medicine can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Pale skin with blue lips
  • Headache confusion
  • Rapid heartbeats.

A mild burning sensation can occur and last for several days or hours after the first dose of the medicine.There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Naproxen, Oxycodone, and Tylenol


This medicine should not be used if you have an allergy to aspirin or sulfa drugs.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy, do not take this medication.

  • Aspirin;
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Sunscreen and other skin care products that contain paraaminobenzoic (PABA) acid.

If you have had any of the following:

  • Sensitive skin;
  • An allergy to chilli peppers;
  • A blood cell disorder known as methemoglobinemia in you or your family member;
  • Heart problems
  • Breathing problems
  • A genetic enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

Before using this medicine, consult your doctor if you're pregnant or nursing. Avoid applying the medicine in areas where it could come into contact with a baby's mouth.This medicine should not be given to children without consulting a doctor. LidoPro has not been approved for anyone younger than twelve years of age.

How to take LidoPro?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor.Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin.Use only on closed wounds. Do not apply it to broken or infected tissue. If you accidentally get this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vaginal rectum, wash with water.After applying the medicine, wash your hands immediately with soap and warm water.This medicine may cause a burning feeling wherever it is used. This sensation should lessen with time and regular use.If you experience severe burning, pain, redness, or skin irritations, then seek medical attention immediately. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience severe pain, burning, or irritation of the skin.Before each use, shake the lotion.Avoid covering the treated area with bandages or heating pads, as this can intensify the sensation of burning.If your symptoms worsen or your pain doesn't improve after 7 days of using this medication, call your doctor.You can use a cotton ball, rubber glove, fingercot, or clean tissue when applying the medicine to prevent it from getting on your hands.Store the medication at room temperature, away from moisture and warmth. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss the dose?

LidoPro can be used as needed, and you don't need to follow a schedule. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.LidoPro should not be used more than four times a day.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care, especially if someone has accidentally ingested it.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting this medicine into your eyes, nose, mouth, genitals, or rectum. Rinse with water if you do. Do not touch these areas until you have washed your hands.Do not use other medications to treat the same areas that you have treated with LidoPro, unless you are told by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.