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has anybody used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before.?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
18 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 start or injections. I mostly use it for kids.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Good for some: I too find it most useful for starting ivs in kids.
Answered on Aug 26, 2014

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