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Can I buy emla cream over the counter

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Lidocaine–Prilocaine: Lidocaine 2.5% – prilocaine 2.5%. If you ask your pharmacist for "emla cream" they can direct you.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You've posted on the free, public HealthTap forum. General medical/dental questions and answers only. No prescriptions, referrals, notes, virtual cons... Read More
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
This is a public website and prescriptions are not written. You can log onto the Health Tap website and pay for a consultation of see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.
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Dr. Jenni Ramsey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes : Yes, Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is effective. Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a cream containing Lidocaine and prilocaine which are both local... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ask doctor: Ask your doctor. It's a prescription. That's the only way to get it legally in the U.S.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 21 years experience
Anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a mixture of Lidocaine and prilocaine, two local anesthetics, used for skin anesthesia prior to procedures like IV... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Moderately: It helps but takes quite a while to work.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to kn... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Usually yes: It should be applied carefully and all instructions followed. It won't numb all the pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Yesf: For major dermal procedures it is often left on for 2 hours or longer.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
It can: Topical analgesia with Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help reduce the pain of any injection.
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