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can i buy emla cream over the counter

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can: By from "canada drugs" on line. https://www.canadadrugs.com/products/emla-cream hope it helps.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can't: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is prescription. Your laser center must have a physician around somewhere, they have to get it for you.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
It's a steroid: Needs an r/x- there are steroid creams in low doses over the counter.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes. For example, rid is available in the U.S. Without a prescription.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Many over the counter topical analgesics and pain ointments have a low dose of lidocane, novacaine or prilocaine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list.
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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
RX only in the US: Silver sulfadiazine requires a prescription in the us (silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or it's equivalents) and is not available over the counter. Gre ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: The retinoids such as retin-a, differin, and tazorac (tazarotene) are by prescription only. They are commonly used to treat acne.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Nifedipine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. There are many different medications and combinations of medications that can be used to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several. Lotrimin & clotrimazole are easy to find. These will usually work on regular skin ringworm but nothing OTC will cure it if it i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
I believe so: The otc preperations for Lidocaine will be in lower concentration in general under 1%. Topical otc analgesics often have other local anesthetics that ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?Lac Hyprin?: Can you please be more specific. What is lac hyprin?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Pharmacy: If not prescription then otc.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : It is available by prescription only.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Not available: There is no such thing as an over-the-counter mole remover. Unless you mean the over-the-counter wart spray. I would suggest you have your dermatolo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not in USA: It is only available by prescription by a doctor,or Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitoner
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: St. John’s wort has been used for centuries for depression. St. John’s wort can interact with a large number of medications. Studies suggest that Omeg ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is an antibiotic and requires a prescription from a doctor
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See A Doctor Too: Topical Salicylic Acid for the treatment of Acne can be found over the counter as Neutrogena acne products, also Clean and Clear products. Each brand ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) is OTC: MiraLax powder (polyethylene glycol 3350) is sold over-the-counter everywhere. It is used as a laxative for children and adults. MiraLax has no flavor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a prescription for infected burns. You need to see a physician in order to reduce the chance of scarring if you have a second or third degree b ... Read More

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