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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:
Adults and Adolescents
It can also be used, to numb the genitals before:
It can also be used to numb the skin before:
For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using EMLA Cream:
Due to the potentially enhanced absorption on the newly shaven skin, it is important to follow the recommended dosage, skin area and application time.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child have recently used or been given any of the following medicines:
This interaction is of no clinical relevance in short-term treatment with EMLA Cream in recommended.
Children and adolescents
In infants/newborn infants younger than 3 months a transient, clinically not relevant increase in blood pigment levels 'methaemoglobinaemia' is commonly observed up to 12 hours after EMLA Cream is put on.
The effectiveness of EMLA Cream when drawing blood from the heel of newborn infants or providing adequate analgesia for circumcision could not be confirmed in clinical studies.
EMLA Cream should not be applied to the genital skin (e.g. penis) and genital mucosa (e.g. in the vagina) of children (below 12 years of age) owing to insufficient data on the absorption of active substances.
EMLA Cream should not be used in children younger than 12 months of age who are being treated at the same time with other medicines that affect blood pigment levels 'methaemoglobinaemia' (e.g. sulphonamides, see also Section 2 Other medicines and EMLA Cream).
EMLA Cream should not be used in preterm newborn infants.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
Occasional use of EMLA Cream during pregnancy is unlikely to have any adverse effects on the foetus.
The active substances in EMLA Cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) are passed into breast milk. However, the amount is so small that there is generally no risk to the child.
Animal studies have shown no impairment of male or female fertility.
Driving and using machines
EMLA Cream has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines when used at the recommended doses.
EMLA Cream contains macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate. Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate may cause skin reactions.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects bother you or do not seem to go away. Tell your doctor about anything else that makes you feel unwell while you are using EMLA Cream.
If you experience any of the following effects while you are using EMLA Cream, stop using it and check with your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible:
A mild reaction (paleness or redness of the skin, slight puffiness, initial burning or itching) may occur on the area on which EMLA is used. These are normal reactions to the cream and the anaesthetics and will disappear in a short while without any measures being needed.
If you experience any troublesome or unusual effects while you are using EMLA, stop using it and check with your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
For Uncommon and rare side effects, please read the enclosed leaflet or click here.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme, Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
When you apply the cream, it is very important to exactly follow the instructions below:
For more information on directions for specific treatments click here.
Do not use EMLA Cream on the following areas:
Persons frequently applying or removing cream should ensure that contact is avoided in order to prevent the development of hypersensitivity.
The protective membrane of the tube is perforated by applying the cap.
The active substances are lidocaine and prilocaine. Each gram of cream contains 25 mg of lidocaine and 25 mg of prilocaine.
The other ingredients are macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, Carbomer 974P, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
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Got my blood test done first Time no pain
I have an awful fear of needles, looking away doesn't help as I can still feel it and end up panicking and feeling dizzy and nauseous. This has been an absolute saviour for all the injections and blood tests I've needed. Only a little of this is needed, I tape cling film over where it has been applied and leave it to work for around an hour before doing the necessary evil. Honestly I think my nurses are just as glad I use this as I am!
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