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Emla Cream (Lidocaine / Prilocane)
(Known as Emla Surgpack in the UK)
Emla Numbing Cream
Emla cream includes two active ingredients called lidocaine and prilocaine topical. These two medicines belong to the class of medicines called local anesthetics.
Emla cream works to stop the pain you feel on the skin. It’s working mechanism is such that while it makes you numb to the pain, your skin still has the sense of touch.
You can buy Emla cream from Canada Pharmacy online easily at low prices and get it delivered to your doorstep with the assurance of best quality.
Chemical Name: LIDOCAINE (LYE-doe-kane) and PRILOCAINE (PRIL-oh-kane).
Emla cream includes:
- 25 mg of lidocaine
- 25 mg of prilocaine
- Macrogolglycerol hydroxy stearate
- Carbomer 974P
- Sodium hydroxide
- Purified water
How much and where to apply the cream depends upon the purpose for which the cream is used. The Emla numbing cream should only be used by doctors or nurse on the genitals. When it is used on leg ulcers, it must be under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.
Do not use Emla cream if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you experience any side effects, call your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Avoid using Emla cream on areas with rash, cuts, injured or other open wounds, in or near the eyes and on the genitals of children. If you have itchy skin, consult your doctor before using it.
If you are taking any other medication while using Emla cream, especially heart medicines, communicate to the doctor your medical history to avoid any harmful reaction.
It is vital, when using this medication, to take care of the dosage and the application time. Keep it at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
Before using Emla cream, it is better to do a patch test to see if it causes any reactions. Every medication has some side effects depending on many factors like age, patient’s condition, and environment. If you feel any of the following side effects, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist promptly:
- Blisters on skin
- Skin rash, itching or hives
- Difficulty while breathing
However, side effects of using Emla cream are not confined to the list mentioned above, and others may also occur. Try to avoid using an excess amount because it will worsen the situation.
Product Code: 4
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