A 29-year-old member asked:
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what is the generic otc emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream called?

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Dr. Thomas Karelis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Lidocaine–Prilocaine: Lidocaine 2.5% – prilocaine 2.5%. If you ask your pharmacist for "emla cream" they can direct you.
Answered on Aug 13, 2015
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