Topical pain reduction manufacturers

Based on clinical data and consumer feedback about available topical anesthetics, these four products stand out:

LMX (best over the counter option)
Betacaine LA

Although made by smaller manufacturers, Mento-kaine liquid and Stud 100 Spray can be good complements to the creams and gels listed above.

Click here for a comparison to help decide which may be best for you.

ELA-Max 5

Manufacturer: Ferndale Labs ELA-Max info

Address: 780 West Eight Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Phone: 877 352-6294

Purchase online:

ELA-Max 5 through
ELA-Max 5 through Texas Electrolysis Supply
ELA-Max 5 through AmericaRx


Manufacturer: AstraZenica EMLA info

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (US offices)
1800 Concord Pike P.O. Box 15437 Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
Phone: (302) 886-3000 / (800) 456-3669
Fax: (302) 886-2972

Purchase online:

EMLA through AmericaRx (prescription may be required)


Manufacturer: Smith & Nephew Ametop info

Smith & Nephew Healthcare Limited
PO Box 81 101 Hessle Road HULL HU3 2BN UK
Tel: (0) 1482 225181
Fax: (0) 1482 328326

Purchase online:

Ametop through Online Pharmacy Limited (not available in US)

Betacaine LA


Theraderm Betacaine LA info

Address: 4600 N. Habana Ave. Suite 16A, Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (813) 879-0631
Fax: (813) 221-7791

Purchase online:

Betacaine LA (prescription may be required)


Distributors/sales outlets

Texas Electrolysis Supply

Address: 2000 Sealark, Houston, Texas 77062 USA
Telephone: 1-800-626-6025
Fax: 1-888-508-8508 16627

ELA-Max 5
Stud 100 Spray

Phone orders: 1-800-213-3376. Outside continental US 01-530-224-4351
Fax orders:(530) 224-4352
Customer service1-800-213-DERM email:
Mail orders: 8938 Airport Road, Unit B Redding, CA 96002

ELA-Max 5
Tend Skin


Have your doctor call 877-932-2979
Provide your Doctor’s phone # and they’ll call him/her
Fax your Rx to 877-329-8729

ELA-Max 5

Online Pharmacy Limited

75/75a Manor Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0DE United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8773 4700
Fax: 020 8773 4700