EMLA Cream contains Lidocaine and Prilocaine known for their local anaesthetic properties. Emla works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time, helping to stop pain felt on the skin. It can be used for injections, blood tests, tattoos and minor skin operations.
Directions for Use :
Squeeze the cream into a mound where it is needed. Do not rub in. Use a Tegaderm Dressing. Apply dressing and leave for at least 60 minutes. Your doctor/nurse will remove the dressing and cream before they do the medical procedure. Use on the skin before having a needle put in: 2g applied 1-5 hours under a dressing. Use on the skin before procedures on larger areas: 2g/10 square centimetres in size, applied 2-5 hours under a dressing. The cream can also be used on babies and children, please refer to leaflet for directions. Always use Emla cream exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you.
Do not use Emla cream on cuts, grazes or wounds or where there is a skin rash or eczema, in or near the eyes, inside the nose, ear or mouth, in the back passage and on the genitals of children.
Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Polyoxyethylene Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomber 974P, Sodium hydroxide and Purified Water.