LMX4 Numbing Cream numbs the skin quickly and effectively, to minimise pain. It's safe and easy to use too.
Dosage and how to apply LMX4 provide anaesthesia prior to administration of painful topical treatments on larger surface areas of intact skin.
Adults and the elderly aged 18 years and over:
Use 1.5g to 2g on each 10cm2 area of skin, to cover a maximum total area of 900cm2 (approximately equal to a back or thigh).
Apply LMX4 approximately 30 to 60 minutes before the procedure starts.
Using the quantities stated above, apply the cream in a thin layer to the skin.
Ensure the cream is not accidentally rubbed off the skin.
After approximately 30 to 60 minutes, remove the cream with a tissue or gauze.
The procedure should begin shortly after removal of the cream.
The cream should not be reapplied for at least 12 hours after it has been removed.
Do not use on patients below 18 years of age.
If you use more LMX4 than you should:
Overdose is unlikely, but talk to your doctor or nurse straight away, even if you do not feel any symptoms. An overdose may include using more than recommended amount, applying the cream to large areas or using the cream for longer than recommended. The following overdose symptoms may be experienced: blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness, difficulty breathing, trembling, chest pain or an irregular heartbeat.
Store at controlled room temperature 59°-86°F (15°-30°C).
Take special care with LMX4.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before use if:
You are acutely ill or elderly (you will be more sensitive to lidocaine).
You have a history of being sensitive to the ingredients of any medicines.
You have a severe liver (hepatic) disease.
Using with other medicines:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have recently used any other medicines, with or without a prescription, but specially:
LMX4 or any other local anaesthetic.
Any medicine used to prevent or treat an irregular heart beat, such as tocainide, mexiletime or amiodarone.
The beta-blocker propranolol, for the treatment of hypertension.
Cimetidine, for the treatment of heartburn or stomach ulcers.
Always use LMX4 exactly as instructed. Ask immediately if you have any questions.
Precaution when using LMX4:
For external use only. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not apply to raw or blistered skin, in the ear, inside the nose, in the mouth, to the anus (back passage), where there is a skin rash or eczema, or where there are cuts, grazes or wounds.
Avoid getting LMX4 cream in your eyes, as it may cause irritation. If you accidentally get in your eye, immediately rinse it well with lukewarm water or sodium chloride (salt) solution and protect it until sensation returns.
How you use LMX4 changes, depending upon why you are using the product. Make sure you choose and follow the correct dosage section overleaf.
Your doctor or nurse will tell you where you should apply the cream. If the cream is to be used over large areas, a doctor or nurse will apply it for you.
LMX4 blocks all sensation in the treated area. Avoid scratching, rubbing and exposure to extreme hot and cold until the anaesthetic effects has worn off.
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