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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. Oscar Novick
43 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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Is it safe to use emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labour?

Is it safe to use emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labour?

Yes: In appropriate doses, Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream is safe to administer during labor. ...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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Emla (Definition)

EMLA ...Read more