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  2. Lidocaine
    Generic for Lidoderm
    30 patchs $46.5 USD
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  3. Lidocaine
    Generic for Xylocaine
    35.44g tube of ointments $5.44 USD
    Save $238.17
  4. Lidocaine HCl
    Generic for Xylocaine
    100mL solutions $11.01 USD
    Save $15.30
  5. Lidocaine Prilocaine
    Generic for Emla
    30g tube of creams $17.93 USD
    Save $28.16
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Do you need a prescription for lidocaine?

Yes, lidocaine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is lidocaine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase lidocaine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for lidocaine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a lidocaine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your lidocaine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a lidocaine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide lidocaine coupons or FREE lidocaine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for lidocaine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much lidocaine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using lidocaine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much lidocaine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic lidocaine?

Generic lidocaine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of lidocaine

Lidocaine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for various medical uses, including local anesthesia and pain management.

Active ingredient of lidocaine

The active ingredient of lidocaine is lidocaine hydrochloride.

US brand name of lidocaine and manufacturer

Lidocaine is available in the US under various brand names, including Xylocaine, EMLA and Lidoderm. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of lidocaine and manufacturer

In the UK, lidocaine is available under various brand names, including Xylocaine, EMLA and Versatis. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for lidocaine

A prescription (Rx) is required for lidocaine in both the US and the UK, although certain forms of lidocaine, such as over-the-counter creams and patches with lower concentrations, may be available without a prescription for specific indications.

Availability of lidocaine in the UK with NHS prescription

Lidocaine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.  It is also available as the topical preparation EMLA, over the counter.

Conditions treated by lidocaine

Lidocaine is primarily used as a local anesthetic, to numb the skin before certain medical procedures, and for pain management, including relieving pain associated with certain conditions like post-herpetic neuralgia. It may be used to relieve pain and itching caused by minor burns, and insect bites or stings. It also has antiarrhythmic effects, and can be used as an adjunct to tracheal intubation.

How does lidocaine work?

Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called local anesthetics. It works by blocking the nerve signals in the area where it is applied, thereby producing temporary numbness and relieving pain.

Forms of lidocaine available

Lidocaine is available in various dosage forms, including topical creams, gels, ointments, sprays, and patches for transdermal administration. It is also available as injectable solutions for local anesthesia.

Directions for lidocaine use

Use lidocaine as directed by the healthcare provider or as instructed on the product label. The specific instructions may vary depending on the form of lidocaine and the intended use. It is important to follow the recommended dosage and application instructions. Also, remember to store at room temperature and to keep out of reach of children.

Warnings and contraindications for lidocaine

  • Lidocaine should not be used on broken or inflamed skin, and it should not be applied near the eyes or mouth unless specifically directed by a healthcare professional
  • Lidocaine passes into breast milk, but is not likely to harm a baby. However, speak to your doctor before breast-feeding
  • It is important to inform the healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions or  allergies to other amide type anesthetics (such as benzocaine, bupivacaine, prilocaine), and any medications or supplements you are currently taking, to avoid potential drug interactions

Possible side effects of lidocaine

Common side effects of lidocaine may include temporary skin reactions or allergic reactions at the affected area, such as redness, swelling, itching, or a numbing sensation. Serious side effects include severe headaches, burning, stinging at the application site, sudden dizziness or drowsiness, shortness of breath, respiratory depression, confusion and problems with speech or vision, and cardiovascular problems such as hypotension, arrhythmias, or cardiac arrest. Another serious adverse effect of lidocaine is a condition known as methemoglobinemia. If these adverse reactions persist or worsen, it is important to contact a healthcare provider.

Similar drugs to lidocaine

Other local anesthetics, such as prilocaine and bupivacaine, may be used as alternatives to lidocaine for local anesthesia and pain management.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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