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Can I buy emla cream over the counter

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 24 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 41 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
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Ask doctor: Ask your doctor. It's a prescription. That's the only way to get it legally in the U.S.
Dr. Troy Gras
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
By prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream is available by prescription only in the United States. It is sold over-the-counter in some countries. Some in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 20 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Moderately: It helps but takes quite a while to work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yesf: For major dermal procedures it is often left on for 2 hours or longer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
It can: Topical analgesia with Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help reduce the pain of any injection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Used in kids: I've heard it being used on kids when they get earpiercings. It's a topical anesthetic, kinda like novacaine. It's not perfect, but it does numb the a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Well tolerated: It is usually very well tolerated.