Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Synera


Lidocaine and tetracaine combination is used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling for patients before drawing blood or placing an intravenous (IV) line or having certain medical or skin procedures (eg, excision, electrodessication, shave biopsy).

Lidocaine and tetracaine combination belongs to a group of medicines known as topical local anesthetics. It deadens the nerve endings in the skin. This medicine does not cause unconsciousness as general anesthetics do when used for surgery.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Cream
  • Patch, Extended Release