Emla Cream 5% - 5g with 2x Dressing

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  • Locally acting numbing agent
  • Short acting
  • For use before certain medical procedures.
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  • Locally acting numbing agent
  • Short acting
  • For use before certain medical procedures.
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This product is a Pharmacy Medicine (PMED).
Product Information
EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin; however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.

Description
EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop the pain on the skin. However, you may still have feelings of pressure and touch.
Adults, Adolescents and Children: It can be used to numb the skin before:
  • Having a needle put in (for example, if you are having an injection or a blood test).
  • Minor skin operations

Adults and Adolescents: It can also be used:
  • To numb the genitals before having an injection or medical procedures (such as removal of warts).

A doctor or nurse should apply EMLA Cream on the genitals.
Adults it can also be used to numb the skin before:
  • Cleansing or removal of damaged skin of leg ulcers.

For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Usage
1. Squeeze 1/2 tube in a mound on the area to be anaesthetised. Do not rub in.
2. Peel the beige coloured 'centre cut-out' from the dressing.
3. Peel the paper layer (marked 3M Tegaderm) from the dressing.
4. Apply the adhesive dressing with its paper frame to cover the EMLA. Do not spread the cream.
5. Remove the paper frame using the cut mark. Smooth down the edges of the dressing carefully and leave in place for at least 60 mins. The time of application can be written on the occlusive dressing.
6. After 60 mins (maximum 5 hours), remove the dressing. Wipe off the EMLA. Clean entire area with alcohol and begin procedure.
Ingredients
The active substances are lidocaine and prilocaine. Each gram of cream contains 25 mg of lidocaine and 25 mg of prilocaine.
Other ingredients are macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, Carbomer 974P, sodium hydroxide
and purified water.
Suitable For
Adults, adolescents and children
Cautions/Allergies
Do not use EMLA Cream if you are allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine, other similar local anaesthetics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using EMLA Cream:
  • If you or your child have a rare inherited illness that affects the blood called ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’.
  • If you or your child have a problem with blood pigment levels called ‘methaemoglobinaemia’.
  • Do not use EMLA Cream on areas with skin rash, cuts, grazes or other open wounds, with the exception of a leg ulcer.
  • If you or your child have an itchy skin condition called ‘atopic dermatitis’, a shorter application
    time may be sufficient. Application times of longer than 30 minutes may result in an increased incidence of local skin reaction
  • If you take particular products for heart rhythm disorders (class III antiarrhythmics, such as amiodarone). In that case the doctor will monitor your heart function.

If any of these problems are present, check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using the cream.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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