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EMLA Cream 5% 5g.
EMLA Cream is all you need for a less painful needle & tattoo experience.
EMLA Cream is all you need for a less painful needle or tattoo experience.
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
EMLA Cream 5%
lidocaine 2.5%, prilocaine 2.5%
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use EMLA Cream carefully to get the best results from it.
EMLA Cream contains two medicines called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin.
It can be used to numb the skin before:
It can also be used on adults to numb the genitals before:
A doctor or nurse should supervise the use of EMLA Cream on the genitals.
Do not use EMLA Cream on premature babies (gestational age less than 37 weeks).
Do not use EMLA Cream on babies aged 0 to 12 months who are being treated with medicines called 'sulphonamides' such as sulfamethoxazole.
Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using EMLA Cream if:
Please tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because EMLA Cream can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on EMLA Cream.
In particular, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you or your child have recently used or been given any of the following medicines:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Always use EMLA Cream exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. You should check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Use on the skin before small procedures (such as having a needle put in or minor skin operations)The usual dose is 2 g applied for 1 to 5 hours under a dressing.
Use on the skin before procedures on larger areasThe usual dose is 1.5 g to 2 g of cream for each area of skin that is 10 cm2 (10 square centimetres) in size, applied for 2 to 5 hours under a dressing.
Use on genital skin before injections of local anaesthetics (adult men only):The usual dose is 1 g of cream for each area of skin that is 10 cm2 (10 square centimetres) in size, applied for 15 minutes under a dressing.
Use on genital skin before minor skin surgery (adults only)The usual dose is 5 g to 10 g of cream applied for 10 minutes with no dressing. The medical procedure should then start immediately.
Use on the skin before small procedures (such as having a needle put in or minor skin operations) Application time: approx. 1 hour.
Newborn infants and infants under the age of 3 months: Up to 1 g of cream on a skin area not larger than 10 cm2 (10 square centimetres) in size. Application time: 1 hour, not more. Only one single dose should be given in any 24 hour period.
Infants aged 3-12 months: Up to 2 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 20 cm2 (20 square centimetres) in size. Application time: approx 1 hour, maximum 4 hours.
Children aged 1-6 years: Up to 10 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 100 cm2 (100 square centimetres) in size. Application time: approx 1 hour, maximum 5 hours.
Children aged 7-11 years: Up to 20 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 200 cm2 (200 square centimetres) in size. Application time: approx 1 hour, maximum 5 hours.
A maximum of 2 doses at least 12 hours apart may be given to children over 3 months of age in any 24 hour period.
Cream applied to a circular area with a diameter of about 18 mm (a 1 pence coin) and depth of about 5 mm is equal to 1 g of EMLA cream.
When you apply the cream, it is very important to exactly follow the instructions below:
1. Squeeze the cream into a mound where it is needed on your skin (for example where the needle is going to be put in). Cream applied to a circular area with a diameter of about 18 mm (a 1 pence coin) and depth of about 5 mm is equal to 1 g of EMLA cream.
2. Do not rub the cream in.
3. Peel the 'centre cut-out' from the dressing.
4. Peel the paper layer from the dressing.
5. Remove the covers of the dressing. Then place the dressing carefully over the mound of cream. Do not spread the cream under the dressing.
6. Remove the plastic backing. Smooth down the edges of the dressing carefully. Then leave it in place for at least 60 minutes.
7. Your doctor or nurse will take the dressing off and remove the cream just before they do the medical procedure (for example just before the needle is put in).
If EMLA Cream is accidentally swallowed, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse straight away.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines, EMLA Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop using EMLA Cream and see a doctor straight away. The signs may include sudden onset of:
Bluish-grey skin in children (rare, affects less than 1 in 1,000 children)
In children, the skin may become bluish-grey due to a lack of oxygen. If this happens to your child, see a doctor straight away.
Common (affect less than 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (affect less than 1 in 100 people)
Rare (affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
EMLA Cream 5% is a white soft cream. Your cream will come in a pre-medication pack containing 5 tubes of cream and 12 dressings, or in a pack containing 1 tube of cream and 2 dressings, or in a tube containing 5 g of cream without any dressings.
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EMLA Cream 5% pre-medication pack is manufactured by
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