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A 29-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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 start or injections. I mostly use it for kids.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Good for some: I too find it most useful for starting ivs in kids.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I get emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream 5%?

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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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream for injection pain?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Moderately: It helps but takes quite a while to work.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What would happen if I used too much emla (lidocaine and prilocaine)?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): Too much of anything is not good. There is a possibility of toxicity depending on the mount you used and the total area of aplication.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream effective?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the generic OTC emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream called?

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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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