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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 36 years experience
Different topical: The only difference that dibucaine is a carboxamide and Lidocaine is an acetamide.

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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
Anesthesiology 36 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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