A 40-year-old member asked:
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how can i get emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream 5%?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask doctor: Ask your doctor. It's a prescription. That's the only way to get it legally in the U.S.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience Anesthesiology
By prescription: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream is available by prescription only in the United States. It is sold over-the-counter in some countries. Some internet vendors sell numbing creams over-the-counter, but I am unsure of the legality of this practice.
Answered on Feb 16, 2016

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