EMLA Cream 5% - 30g

EMLA cream for topical anesthesia contains two active ingredients, lidocaine, and prilocaine. Each gram of cream contains 25 mg of lidocaine and 25 mg of prilocaine. Both are a type of medicine known as a local anaesthetic and are used to numb areas of the skin that would otherwise feel pain. These active ingredients prevent pain signals passing from the applied area to the brain, meaning that painful procedures can be performed without causing pain.


Using Emla Cream Emla Cream is easy to use once you understand how it works. Basically, the longer the cream is applied to the skin the more effective it will be---up to a point. There is a slight additional benefit to be had by leaving the cream on the skin for longer than 3 hours. The majority of uses outside of hospital settings require only 1 or 2 hours of administration; relatively serious hospital procedures, such as harvesting skin for a skin graft, may require 3 hours.


The cream should be applied for a minimum of one hour for minor procedures, such as administering a shot or laser hair removal. Large tattoos, piercings in sensitive areas, or relatively invasive procedures such as cleaning leg ulcers call for 2 hours of application. The cream should be washed off before the procedure is performed. Ideally, the cream will be covered with a dressing, which will help hold it in place and may slightly improve effectiveness. Effects generally last around one hour; some people are more sensitive to the medication and may experience numbness for up to two hours. Leaving the cream on for longer lengths of time my slightly increase duration of effects.

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Emla is used to numb the sensation of injections, tattoos and minor surgical procedures. Emla Cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a combination of two local anesthetics applied topically to temporarily numb the skin. EMLA stands for Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics. Eutectic mixture means that combined ingredients solidify at a lower temperature than when an ingredient is not combined. By mixing lidocaine and prilocaine, the resulting eutectic mixture stays fluid enough to be used in a cream, rather than solid crystals.

Using Emla Cream Emla Cream is easy to use once you understand how it works. Basically, the longer the cream is applied to the skin the more effective it will be---up to a point. There is a slight additional benefit to be had by leaving the cream on the skin for longer than 3 hours. The majority of uses outside of hospital settings require only 1 or 2 hours of administration; relatively serious hospital procedures, such as harvesting skin for a skin graft, may require 3 hours. The cream should be applied for a minimum of one hour for minor procedures, such as administering a shot or laser hair removal. Large tattoos, piercings in sensitive areas, or relatively invasive procedures such as cleaning leg ulcers call for 2 hours of application. The cream should be washed off before the procedure is performed. Ideally, the cream will be covered with a dressing, which will help hold it in place and may slightly improve effectiveness. Effects generally last around one hour; some people are more sensitive to the medication and may experience numbness for up to two hours. Leaving the cream on for longer lengths of time my slightly increase duration of effects.

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 Medication Strength: 5%
 Active Ingredient: Lidocaine and Prilocaine
What is EMLA used for Numbing cream for easing the pain of needle procedures e.g. injections, vaccinations or blood tests.
 

 For full details on EMLA 5% please click on the patient leaflet below:

 EMLA Patient Information Leaflet

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