Emla Cream 5% contains prilocaine and lidocaine, two active ingredients that help numb the skin. It is a local anaesthetic cream that can be applied to the skin to suppress the pain of needle procedures, to help you feel less pain.
When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine prevent pain signals passing from that area to the brain and help numb the skin. This means otherwise painful procedures can be performed without causing pain.
Disclaimer: We are only able to supply this product for use with injections, blood samples and minor skin surgery. If you order this product for any other purpose your order will be rejected.
Emla Cream 5% instructions for application:
Please make sure an appropriate occlusive dressing is used to cover the skin to maximise the absorption, and leave on the skin surface for adequate time (usually 60 minutes) ahead of the needle procedure. You can also ask your pharmacist to advise you on how much to use and where to apply. †Please ensure the needle procedure is performed within the following four hours, but preferably as soon as possible after removal of the excess cream.
Emla Cream 5% warnings:
Emla Cream 5% ingredients:
Emla Cream 5% contains the active ingredients Prilocaine and Lidocaine.
I am a needle phobic but find myself having to have regular B12 injections, this cream helps me so much, when I have forgotten to use it I can tell the difference!
Emla cream is a must for all those with a needle phobia. I can now cope with intramuscular injections (after many years of hiding my head in my mums coat!) but become physically sick and highly anxious with intravenous procedures (the dreaded blood tests!). Using plenty of Emla cream and wrapping up with cling film, I can almost guarantee the unlucky health professionals that I will not vomit on them or pass out.