Local anesthetics are used as anesthesia and to treat pain, postherpetic neuralgia, and ear infections. They work by blocking pain signals in the nerves.

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Local Anesthetics
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Local Anesthetics

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Lidoderm
(lidocaine)
7
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Lidocaine (Lidoderm, Lidocaine) is an inexpensive drug used to prevent and treat pain from some procedures. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic lidocaine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Xylocaine
(lidocaine)
7
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Lidocaine (Lidoderm, Lidocaine) is an inexpensive drug used to prevent and treat pain from some procedures. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic lidocaine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Emla
(lidocaine/prilocaine)
28
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LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE 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.
Lidocaine Otc
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LIDOCAINE is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures. This medicine is also used to treat minor burns, scrapes and insect bites.
Auroguard
(antipyrine/benzocaine)
10
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Sarna
N/A N/A See Prices
Sarna is a topical pain reliever used for the temporary relief of itching and minor skin irritations like sunburn, insect bites, cuts and scrapes, and poison oak, ivy, or sumac. The original Sarna contains menthol and camphor; the sensitive version contains pramoxine.
Altacaine
(tetracaine)
9
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TETRACAINE is an anesthetic. The eye drops are used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures.
Alcaine
(proparacaine)
22
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Lidorx
162
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LIDOCAINE is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures.
Tetravisc
29
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TETRACAINE is an anesthetic. The eye drops are used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures.
Kovanaze
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Pliaglis
93
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Dibucaine
N/A N/A See Prices
Dibucaine (dye byoo kane) is a local anesthetic. It is used to decrease pain and itching from minor skin irritations or hemorrhoids.
bupivacaine
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Nupercainal
N/A N/A See Prices
Dibucaine (dye byoo kane) is a local anesthetic. It is used to decrease pain and itching from minor skin irritations or hemorrhoids.
Synera
19
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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