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Lidocaine Ointment

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Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic cream used as a skin-numbing medication that desensitizes skin and reduces pain susceptibility. Lidocaine ointment USP 5 may also be used for relief from skin irritations like burns, sunburns, insect bites, contact with plants like poison oak and poison ivy plus hemorrhoid treatment. Lidocaine works by blocking nerve signals from reaching receptors in your epidermal skin layer, and it may be used to numb skin before medical or cosmetic procedures if needed. Buy Lidocaine ointment from Canpharm and get the best price on it.

Fact Table
Formula C14H22N2O
License US FDA, US DailyMed, EU EMA
Bioavailability 3% (topical)
Legal status Rx-Only
Chemical Name Lidocaine
Elimination half-life 1.5 h to 2 h
Dosage (Strength) 5% Generic
Pregnancy consult a healthcare provider
Brands Lidocaine Ointment Generic
Protein binding Unknown
PubChem CID 3676
MedlinePlus a682701
ChEBI 6456
ATC code C01BB01
DrugBank DB00281
KEGG D00358
Routes of administration Topical

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Remove the cap and then squeeze a small to moderate amount of the cream into your hand, dispensing a size that corresponds to the area of skin that needs treatment.

Rub the ointment into the skin until fully absorbed and, it is no longer visible on the skin. Repeat as necessary if you don't experience sufficient numbing or pain relief.


The active ingredient in Lidocaine ointment USP 5 is 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethyl phenyl) acetamide.


Never use excessive amounts of lidocaine with one application. If pain or irritation is not reduced with reasonable use of the product, then you are advised to see a doctor. Covering any area of skin with bandages or any type of wrap when lidocaine has recently been applied to that area may cause skin irritation or reduce the effectiveness of numbing cream.

Do not apply lidocaine and sunscreen at the same time.

Ensure lidocaine ointment does not enter the eyes, mouth, nose, rectum, or genitalia. Lidocaine generic is only for topical use on the skin.

Lidocaine should be kept out of reach of children or pets.

Store ointment in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.


No interaction risks have been established between lidocaine and any Rx medication or OTC supplements. However, it is recommended that you do not apply lidocaine to skin that has been recently (within the last 24-28 hours) treated with another topical skin product. You can discuss any concerns you may have with a pharmacist before proceeding to buy Lidocaine ointment online.

Side Effects

Side effects from using lidocaine ointment may occur, and some users may experience mild irritation at the application site on the skin. More serious possible side effects include severe burning, dizziness or drowsiness after application, stinging, or irritation, swelling or redness, or unusual temperate sensations on the skin. If side effects are experienced, you may want to stop use and meet with a doctor to discuss skin numbing cream alternatives.

Frequently asked questions about Lidocaine Ointment

What is 5% lidocaine ointment used for?

Lidocaine Ointment is a topical anesthetic used to numb the skin and surrounding area. It's often used in minor procedures or treatments to alleviate discomfort or pain. It works by blocking nerve signals, thus reducing sensations of pain.

Can you buy lidocaine 5% ointment over the counter?

Yes, you can buy Lidocaine Ointment over the counter in lower concentrations. For the 5% concentration however, it's typically required to have a prescription. You can easily purchase over-the-counter versions from an online pharmacy like CanPharm.

Can lidocaine ointment be used for back pain?

Yes, Lidocaine Ointment can be used for back pain. It's often used as a topical analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains in muscles and joints. It can help manage the symptoms but it does not treat the underlying cause of the back pain.

Can lidocaine ointment be used for hemorrhoids?

Yes, Lidocaine Ointment can be used for hemorrhoids. It helps to numb the area and reduce discomfort or pain associated with hemorrhoids.

How long does it take lidocaine ointment to work?

Lidocaine Ointment typically begins to work within a few minutes of application. In general, the numbing effect of Lidocaine can last for about 1-2 hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that drug use is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your healthcare professional for medical advice and treatment.