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What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?
Local anesthetic: It's an amide local anesthetic like lidocaine. The main use by anesthesiologists in us nowadays is as a way to test for extreme sensitivity to succinylcholine. I believe it is used in uk more. Because of its effects on plasma cholinesterase, tell anesthesiologist about use or stop if planning surgery. ...Read more
Nupercainal worked well for anal fissure but i switched to the generic dibucaine. Why does the generic burn so bad?
Local anesthetic: Nupercainal is a cream or ointment that contains the local anesthetic dibucaine. It can be applied directly to a small cut or scrape, a minor burn, or to an insect bite, poison ivy blisters, etc. To provide topical pain relief. It will not provide relief for severe pain. ...Read more