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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Lidocaine And Prilocaine (Overview)

Lidocaine|prilocaine is a skin-related agent.


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What are lidocaine & prilocaine for?

What are lidocaine & prilocaine for?

Local anesthetics: In combination Lidocaine + prilocaine = EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) topical cream. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic of the amide group and commonly used for this purpose (e.g. dental office). Prilocaine is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type and used for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
45 doctors shared insights

Lidocaine And Prilocaine (Overview)

Lidocaine|prilocaine is a skin-related agent.


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Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's. ...Read more

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What is an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch?

What is an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch?

Lidocaine: This is a topical anesthetic that normally is used to numb up the skin prior to a procedure. Or injection. Often used in children who may need to have blood drawn, etc. ...Read more

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What would happen if I used too much emla (lidocaine and prilocaine)?

What would happen if I used too much emla (lidocaine and prilocaine)?

Methemoglobinemia: Too much Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) could possibly cause methemoglobinemia which is a condition where the blood does not carry oxygen as it should. This is serious and life threatening, . ...Read more

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Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Thanks for asking!: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream applied over large surfaces can cause toxicity. It should be reserved for small areas of the skin. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine w/ prilocaine-topical cream be used in area of pain?

Could lidocaine w/ prilocaine-topical cream be used in area of pain?

Yes: Depending on the source of pain they may provide some relief. Don't expect relief unless the source of pain is superficial. ...Read more

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Can i put lidocaine or emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) on the abscess to try ease pain?

Can i put lidocaine or emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) on the abscess to try ease pain?

No: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) not only would only be ineffective in relieving the pain but could harm you by absorbing into your body with toxicity. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream?

Sorry,: i simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settings ...Read more

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How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Emla (Definition)

EMLA ...Read more