Emla Cream is a local anesthetic used to numb the skin to pain from injections and other medical procedures.
Chemical Name: LIDOCAINE (LYE-doe-kane) and PRILOCAINE (PRIL-oh-kane).
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. To apply this medicine, wash and completely dry the chosen area. Apply this medicine in a thick layer at the site of the procedure. Do not rub this medicine into the skin. This medicine should only be used on normal, unbroken skin. Cover the cream as instructed by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or use this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE IN YOUR EYES or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you get this medicine in your eyes, rinse them with plenty of water. THIS MEDICINE BLOCKS PAIN AND FEELING in the skin. Be careful not to injure the treated skin by scratching, rubbing, or coming in contact with extreme cold or heat. IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not use any more of this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. FOR WOMEN: THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include skin paleness, loss of feeling, itching, redness, or swelling at the treated site.
Product Code: 4
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.