What is Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: EMLA cream

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See also: Lidocaine topical Prilocaine

Lidocaine-prilocaine topical is a local anesthetic preparation used for minor procedures such as inserting an IV needle or venipuncture; also used for other painful procedures involving the skin such as lumbar puncture and skin graft harvesting.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Injection site pain 3 3
Nerve sensitivity 3 1
Back pain 1 0
Joint pain 1 0
Myofascial pain syndrome 1 0
Neck pain with head movement 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Side effect Patients
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Dosage Patients
2.5-2.5% m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Duration

Currently taking Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Lidocaine-Prilocaine topical

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 2.5%-2.5% Daily
Advice & Tips: Works real good for instant pain relief. Doesn't last a long time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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