Warning 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.