| Emla 5% Cream
| Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride
*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Emla 5% Cream?
Emla 5% Cream is a 2 amide-type local anesthetics type of medication containing the active ingredients lidocaine and prilocaine. It works by blocking nerve signals in the body to temporarily numb the skin and surrounding area. It is used to lessen the pain before procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts or minor skin surgeries.
How is Emla 5% Cream used?
Emla 5% Cream should only be applied topically to unbroken skin and the genital area. The length of time the medication needs to stay on the skin will depend on condition being treated and the patientís reaction to the medication, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. Do not apply to broken skin or open wounds unless directed by a doctor as it can change the amount of medication absorbed by the body. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream as well as avoid getting the product in the eyes, nose, ears or mouth as numbness can lead to injury because you cannot feel particles in the eyes or other dangers.
Patients using Emla 5% Cream may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Burning at application site
- Change in skin color at application site
- Irregular heartbeats
- Mental or mood changes
- Severe drowsiness
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Emla 5% Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.