Nervoderm Lignocaine 5 Dermal Patch


This medicine is used to relieve medically diagnosed post-herpetic neuralgia (post-shingles pain), which may be felt as burning, stabbing, shooting pains at or near the skin surface that may be accompanied by increased sensitivity to touch, heat or cold.

NERVODERM® Dermal Patch provides pain relief in 2 ways:

  • contains lidocaine, which absorbs into the skin to reduce the transmission of pain impulses from nerve endings in your skin and relieve pain.
  • the hydrogel patch forms a protective barrier providing a soothing effect at the site of application.


How to apply NERVODERM® Dermal Patch

  • For topical use only
  • Adult dose: apply up to a maximum of 3 patches at the same time to cover the painful area. If necessary, patches can be cut to fit the painful area.
  • Patches can be applied day or night and left on for 12 hours, followed by 12 hours off.


  • The active substance is lidocaine (also known as lignocaine).
  • Each 10 cm x 14 cm patch contains 700 mg (5% w/w) lidocaine (lignocaine).

The other ingredients in the patch are:

  • Self Adhesive Layer:
    • glycerol, sorbitol solution (70 per cent) (crystallising), carmellose sodium, propylene glycol, urea, kaolin-heavy, tartaric acid, gelatin, polyvinyl alcohol, aluminium glycinate, disodium edetate, methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, polyacrylic acid, sodium polyacrylate, water – purified
  • Backing fabric and release liner:
    • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)



Do not use NERVODERM® Dermal Patch if you have an allergy to:

  • any medicine containing lidocaine
  • any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet, especially methyl hydroxybenzoate and propyl hydroxybenzoate
  • other local anaesthetic medicines similar to lidocaine such as bupivacaine, etidocaine, mepivacaine or prilocaine.

Do not use NERVODERM® Dermal Patch:

  • on injured skin or open wounds
  • on the eyes or mouth
  • on unhealed areas of skin, for example unhealed blisters


  • Keep NERVODERM® Dermal Patch in the box until it is time to use it.
  • Keep your medicine in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze.
  • After first opening, keep the sachet tightly closed.
  • After opening the sachet, the patches should be used within 14 days.
  • Do not store NERVODERM® Dermal Patch or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
  • Do not leave NERVODERM® Dermal Patch in the car or on window sills.
  • Keep it where children cannot reach it.


Size: 1 Heat Patch


Nervoderm Lignocaine 5 Dermal Patch