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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Different topical: The only difference that dibucaine is a carboxamide and Lidocaine is an acetamide.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between topical lidocaine 1%cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?

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Dr. Neil Manago
38 years experience
Amides: Both Lidocaine and dibucaine bong to the same family of local anesthetics and both can be effective as a topical anesthetic but only Lidocaine can be given by intranous route as dibuvacaine is is most potent and toxic of the local anesthetics.
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