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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does injectable lidocaine/xylocaine require a prescription? the kind surgeons use for local anaesthesia? is it illegal to possess?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes you need an RX: Lidocaine or Xylocaine (lidocaine) are prescription drugs that you need a prescription for and usually its not recommended to give to yourself. What condition are you treating or wanting to treat?
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