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EMLA: Topical cream

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LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE (LYE doe kane; PRIL oh kane) is a topical anesthetic that causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to numb the skin before procedures or injections.

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

Great product, another use.Other effective use
I apply this one hour prior to all forms of injections, shots , huber needle , blood tests as well as all IV attempts. I have complex regional pain syndrome previously called RSD, THE EMLA has always numbed the area completely. Without this I could not tolerate the pain. Excellent product , no side effects
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
August 30, 2016
From: Maitland, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Topical cream
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree

Works for muscle and skeletal pain
I just rub some on my back and neck, I have degenerative disk disease, and in about an hour pain is reduced by about one third to half. Do not expose to deep cuts or open wounds because it can get in bloodstream and affect your heart. My Rx calls for 3 grams on the affected area 3x/day. The container has 30 grams, so you will get 12 tubes per month if your Rx is the same. CVS sells Lidocaine 5 pct. cream OTC, but I think the presence of Prilocaine in EMLA is better than straight Lidocaine. It's a mix of 2.5 pct. of each active ingredient.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
October 12, 2015
From: Kingwood, TX
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Topical cream
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree