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Is emla cream available OTC?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by joyfulheart, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. joyfulheart

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    I asked doc's office for a perscription of the emla cream before the next set of bloodwork, nurse swears it's OTC, but I cant find it... I thought it was perscribed?

    Where do ya'll get your EMLA cream?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kalebsmom

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    I thought it was all prescription.
     
  3. betty6333

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    NO, you must get a script from any dr.

    LMX4 is otc, but it didn't work for us ELMA did
     
  4. Tigerlilly's mom

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    The endo office puts the emla cream on Tyler for his blood draws when we get to the office.
     
  5. chbarnes

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    We use LMX4. It works for Chris. He covers it with tegaderm for at least 30 minutes. It is available OTC and costs $45.00 per tube. If your insurance covers EMLA, it may be a better deal, but does require a prescription.

    Chuck
     
  6. peytonsmom

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    We use LMX-4 cream. It's made of 4% lidocane. We put on a dime size and cover it with saran wrap for 35 minutes, works like a charm..I didnt need a perscription, but it was behind the counter and the pharmasist had to get it for me...pricey though! $69 for a tube at CVS. The tube will last a couple months, but next time, Im going to get a perscription to save money.
     
  7. Flutterby

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    ELMA is definitely by perscription only.. there are other types you can get OTC, but EMLA definitely prescrip.
     
  8. 2ladybugs

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    We use a generic version of EMLA. It's by prescription only. We have used EMLA and the generic works just as well. Since it's generic, it costs less than $15 per tube.
     

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