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

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes: There are no dangerous interactions between topical Lidocaine and tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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