First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain


About Lidoderm
Lidoderm (lidocaine patch 5%) is FDA-approved for the relief of pain associated with post herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Lidoderm produces an analgesic effect by the penetration of lidocaine from the patch into the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, without loss of sensation or numbness. The Lidoderm patch should only be applied to intact skin. The most frequently reported adverse events with the Lidoderm patch are application site reactions, including erythema, edema, discoloration, burning sensation, pruritus or abnormal sensation. These reactions are generally mild and transient, resolving spontaneously within a few minutes to hours.

The FDA-approved dosing for Lidoderm is up to three patches applied for up to 12 hours within a 24-hour period. Lidoderm has not been approved by the FDA for any indications other than for the relief of pain associated with PHN, and its safety and efficacy in other indications have not been established.

About Endo
A wholly owned subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ENDP), Endo Pharmaceuticals is a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with market leadership in pain management products. The company researches, develops, produces and markets a broad product offering of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, meeting the needs of healthcare professionals and consumers alike. More information, including this and past press releases of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., is available online at www.endo.com.


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