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How soon after using lidocaine will I feel effects?

The amount of time it takes to feel the effects of lidocaine will vary by the strength of the medication. Prescription strength is stronger, and you may feel the effects almost immediately. Topical solutions will vary by person and situation. Contact a doctor if you think it is taking too long to feel the effects of lidocaine or feel unusual effects.

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