EMLA Cream contains two active substances 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; however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch. This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
Warnings or Restrictions
Do not use EMLA Cream: If you are allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine, other similar local anaesthetics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. EMLA Cream should not be applied to the genital skin (e.g. penis) and genital mucosa (e.g. in the vagina) of children (below 12 years of age) owing to insufficient data on absorption of active substances. EMLA Cream should not be used in children younger than 12 months of age who are being treated at the same time with other medicines that affect blood pigment levels methaemoglobinaemia (e.g. sulphonamides, see also Section 2 Other medicines and EMLA Cream). EMLA Cream should not be used in preterm newborn infants. Do not use EMLA Cream on the following areas: Cuts, grazes or wounds, excluding leg ulcers. Where there is a skin rash or eczema. In or near the eyes. Inside the nose, ear or mouth. In the back passage (anus). On the genitals of children.
The active substances are lidocaine and prilocaine. Each gram of cream contains 25 mg of lidocaine and 25 mg of prilocaine. The other ingredients are macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, Carbomer 974P, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
Size (5) Unit (G) Height (7.5) Width (12.5) Depth (3)
Product code: 567664
Adults, Adolescents and Children It can be used to numb the skin before: Having a needle put in (for example, if you are having an injection or a blood test). Minor skin operations. Adults and Adolescents It can also be used to numb the genitals before: Having an injection. Medical procedures such as removal of warts. A doctor or nurse should apply EMLA Cream on the genitals. Adults It can also be used to numb the skin before: Cleansing or removal of damaged skin of leg ulcers. For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.