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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not practical: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) takes at least 30 minutes to work and then the anesthetic only lasts about a half hour, and the pain relief is incompl ... Read More
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics) is a mixture of 2.5% Lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine. It is applied to the skin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.
Dr. Jenni Ramsey
16 years experience Pharmacology
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
17 years experience Internal Medicine
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
Dr. Troy Gras answered
21 years experience Anesthesiology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Pharmacy: By prescription only
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Einar Ottestad
19 years experience Pain Management
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Sorry,: i simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Moderately: It helps but takes quite a while to work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
39 years experience Anesthesiology
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
23 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Topical anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic and can help with injection site pain. It won't take all the pain away, but it can help. Talk ... Read More
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