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.

Emla Cream (Lidocaine / Prilocane)

Also Known as Emla Surgpack


Emla Cream (Lidocaine / Prilocane)

Prescription Required

5 grams
30 gram

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Generic Equivalent - Emla Cream (Lidocaine / Prilocane)

Prescription Required

30 gram

You'll have option to make 4 interest-free payments by credit card once your order is confirmed using Sezzle

  • Product Details


    Emla Cream is a prescription topical skin desensitizing cream for numbing skin and preventing pain during certain types of procedure. Shortly after applying the cream and rubbing it into the skin the area will become numb and the person will lose feeling in their skin temporarily. Common Emla cream uses are to prevent pain occurring as a result of needle injections, skin laser surgery, or skin grafts. Emla may also used to numb skin prior to getting a tattoo or to help men with preventing premature ejaculation.

    You can buy Emla cream with a doctor's prescription at your local pharmacy, and your best price on Emla cream generic will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.

    Fact Table




    EU EMA



    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    65-150 minutes

    Dosage (Strength)

    5 grams (1 tube), 30 grams (1 tube or 10 tubes)


    Consult a doctor


    Emla Cream

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration



    Apply moderate amount of skin desensitizing cream to treatment area and rub into skin until completely absorbed. 2-3 minutes will be required for skin numbing to take full effect.

    Repeat as necessary


    The active ingredients in Emla Cream generic are Lidocaine and Prilocaine


    Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or methemoglobinemia (blood disorder) before getting a prescription for Emla

    Speak with a doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding before using Emla


    Possible drug interaction risks exist between Emla and some heart rhythm medications, including sotalol, amiodarone, bretylium, mexiletine, and phenytoin. Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receving a prescription and proceeding to buy Emla cream.

    Side Effects

    Side effects from using Emla cream are rare, but some people may experience redness, swelling, tingling or burning, or lightening of the skin. Should these side effects continue or worsen it is best to stop use and consult with your doctor again regarding skin desensitizing options.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 4

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