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can i while using lidocaine ointment take over-the-counter pain relievers without out causing more problems?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Yes: The oral pain relievers and topical Lidocaine work in different ways and can be safely used together.
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Pain: Yes, you may take pain meds with your topical lidocaine.
Dr. Fernando Garcia
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Lidocaine ointment: As long as you apply the ointment as prescribed and avoid other medications that contain similar types (caines) of local anesthetics it would be difficult to reach toxic blood levels of lidocaine. We often use a multimodal approach to pain control in order to maximize results and minimize side effects. Adding oral, non local anesthetic pain medications will help accomplish this.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i take over-the-counter pain relievers if i'm using lidocaine ointment 5%?

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Yes: There are no dangerous interactions between topical Lidocaine and tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.

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