Emla cream 2.5/2.5%

Generic Name: Lidocaine/Prilocaine 2.5/2.5%
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General Information

EMLA Cream is a topical local anesthetic used to numb the skin in order to decrease pain sensations before minor medical procedures, injections, taking of blood samples, or inserting an intravenous catheter. EMLA Cream is often used before receiving a tattoo. Even after application of EMLA Cream, you will have some sensations of pressure and touch on the area.

How Does EMLA Cream Work

The ingredients in EMLA Cream, lidocaine and prilocaine, are mixed together with other ingredients that allow the anesthetics to pass through the skin so the numbing effect can take place. The lidocaine and prilocaine work together to act directly on the nerve cells in that are of the skin to stop electrical impulses that cause pain from being passed along the nerve to the skin.

When and How is EMLA Cream Applied?

  • You should thoroughly wash and dry the area where the EMLA Cream is to be applied.
  • A thick layer should be patted onto the skin.
  • Be sure not to rub the EMLA Cream into the skin.
  • Do not use EMLA Cream on damaged skin or an open wound.
  • Keep EMLA Cream away from eyes, nose, and mouth. Rinse with water if this should happen.
  • Wash your hands right away after using EMLA Cream.

Side Effects of EMLA Cream

The most common side effects from the use of EMLA Cream are:

  • Unusual skin sensations
  • Change in hot or cold sensation
  • Burning
  • Pale skin
  • Swelling and redness at the site of application

When experience, these side effects are normally mild.

A more rare but severe side effect is an allergic reaction like itching, rash, trouble breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling in mouth, face, lips, or tongue. You should seek medical attention if this happens to you while using EMLA Cream

Other Brand Names

Other brand names for EMLA Cream are: Oraquix. The generic name for EMLA Cream is lidocaine/w prilocaine.

Safety Information:

There are certain medical conditions that could interact negatively with EMLA Cream. Be sure you let you healthcare provider know of any conditions, like the following:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • What prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking.
  • What, if any, allergies you may have to food, medicine, or anything else.
  • What medical conditions you may have or if you are currently ill.

Dosage:

EMLA Cream comes two different size tubes: 5 gram and 30 gram.

A tube of EMLA Cream contains 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine.

Your doctor will tell you how much cream to apply to the area. Do not apply more than what the doctor recommends. You should not use EMLA Cream longer than what the doctor prescribes.

Visual Description:

EMLA Cream is packaged in white tube, with blue print.

About Emla cream

What Emla cream is used for

EMLA Cream is used to create a temporary loss of feeling or numbness of the skin, and can be used:

  • on healthy, unbroken skin before minor skin surgery, or when getting a needle or having blood taken;

  • prior to vaccination with only the following vaccines: MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella), DPTP (Diptheria-Pertussis-Tetanus-Poliovirus), H. influenzae b or Hepatitis B;

  • on the genital mucosa;

  • for the cleansing of leg ulcers.

For best results talk to your doctor before using the cream on the genital mucosa or for leg ulcers.

What Emla cream does

EMLA is the brand name for a topical anesthetic that contains the drugs lidocaine and prilocaine. Topical anesthetics are used to cause a temporary loss of feeling or numbness of the skin at the area where it is applied.

When Emla cream should not be used

  • if you/your child have methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder);

  • on infants who required methemoglobin-inducing agents (e.g., sulfanomides) and are 12 months of age or younger;

  • if you/your child are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, any other “-caine” type anesthetics, or any of the nonmedicinal ingredients in the product (see What the important nonmedicinal ingredients are:);

  • on infants less than 3 months of age, unless instructed by your doctor.

What the medicinal ingredient is

lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Emla cream are

EMLA Cream also contains carboxypolymethylene, polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil, and sodium hydroxide.

Tegaderm dressings contain polyether polyurethane films, acrylate adhesives and paper liners. These dressings are hypoallergenic and do not contain latex. (Tegaderm dressings are supplied with the 5 g EMLA Cream tube only).

What dosage forms Emla cream comes in

EMLA Cream: 5 g and 30 g tubes.


Warnings and Precautions

Serious Warnings and Precautions

EMLA Cream is for use on healthy, unbroken skin. Do not apply to open wounds, nor to burns or rashes or other skin conditions, including diaper rash.

BEFORE you use EMLA Cream talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • if you/your child have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency;

  • if you/your child have ever had a bad, unusual or allergic reaction to lidocaine or prilocaine, also available under brand names such as Xylocaine (lidocaine) and Citanest (prilocaine);

  • if you think you/your child may be sensitive or allergic to other ingredients of the cream or Tegaderm dressing (see What the important nonmedicinal ingredients are:);

  • if there is an infection, skin rash or cut at, or near, the area where you want to apply EMLA Cream;

  • if you/your child have dermatitis or any other skin problems or diseases;

  • if you/your child have severe kidney or liver disease (see Proper Use of This Medication:);

  • if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are breast-feeding;

  • if you would like to use EMLA Cream prior to treatment of a leg ulcer(s);

  • if you would like to use EMLA Cream on the genital area of children.


Interactions with Emla cream

Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other drugs you take or have recently taken, including the ones you can buy without a prescription, including:

  • antiarrhythmic drugs for heart problems (e.g. mexilitine, amiodarone);

  • other anesthetics;

  • other drugs which may trigger methomoglobin formation, including: sulfonamides, acetanilide, aniline dyes, benzocaine (or other “-caine” type anesthetics), chloroquine, dapsone, naphthalene, nitrates or nitrites, nitrofurantoin, nitroglycerin, nitroprusside, pamaquine, para-aminosalicylic acid, phenacetin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine, quinine and high doses of acetaminophen.


Proper Use of Emla cream

Usual dose

If your doctor tells you to use EMLA Cream, follow your doctor's instructions for use. In any other situation, follow the directions below.

Do not put EMLA Cream near the eyes, as it may cause some irritation. If you accidentally get EMLA in the eye, rinse it well with lukewarm water and protect it until sensation returns.

Do not apply EMLA Cream inside the ear. Do not put EMLA Cream in the mouth, or swallow it. If EMLA Cream is accidentally swallowed, call your doctor.

Do not re-use EMLA Cream or dressings.

The numbing effect of EMLA starts working about 1 hour after it is applied. You may still feel pressure and touch in the area where you apply EMLA. The numbness of the skin may continue to increase after the cream is removed, and will last for at least 2 hours following a 1-2 hour application.

Adults

For minor procedures on skin such as surgical treatment of lesions or when getting a needle or having blood taken, apply a thick layer of cream, about half of a 5 g tube (2 g). After covering EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing, leave on for at least 1 hour. It is important to cover EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing to ensure that the cream penetrates the skin properly and numbness of the area is felt.

Your doctor may use EMLA Cream on larger areas for such procedures as split-skin grafting. If you are instructed by the doctor to apply EMLA Cream yourself for this procedure, apply a thick layer of cream to the area to be treated (about 1.5 to 2 g/10 cm2; a 10 cm2 area is a little larger than the size of a two dollar coin or "toonie"). Leave the EMLA Cream on for at least 2 hours.

You will not get any added benefit from leaving EMLA Cream on for longer than 5 hours.

Half a 5 g tube corresponds to about 2 g EMLA Cream.

1 g of EMLA Cream administered from the 30 g aluminium tube is equivalent to a ribbon of cream of approximately 3.5 cm (or approximately 1.5 inches).

Conditions where adjustments in dose may be required

  • elderly patients

  • acutely ill patients

  • patients with severe liver disease

  • patients with severe kidney disease

  • patients also treated with other anesthetics or certain antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g. mexilitine, amiodarone)

EMLA should be used with caution in these patients, who may be more sensitive to the effects of lidocaine and prilocaine.

Pediatrics:

For children under the age of 6: take care not to apply more EMLA Cream or give it more frequently than the doctor recommended. Please make sure that your child does not ingest any of the cream.

When using EMLA Cream for your child's pain relief, remember it is also very important to provide comfort and emotional support.

For minor skin procedures. It is important to cover EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing to ensure that the cream penetrates the skin properly and numbness of the area is felt.

In children, EMLA Cream should only be applied to healthy, unbroken skin.

Do not apply EMLA Cream to infants under 3 months of age unless a doctor tells you to do so. Infants under 3 months of age are at a higher risk than older children for methemoglobinemia. This is a condition in which there is not enough oxygen in the blood, and it can be caused by an overdose of EMLA.

Be careful to apply no more than the maximum indicated dose of EMLA Cream.

Neonates Under the Age of 3 Months (ONLY IF INSTRUCTED BY A DOCTOR)

Apply up to 1 g of cream on a skin area not larger than 10 cm2 (a little larger than the size of a two dollar coin or “toonie”). After covering EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing, leave on for 1 hour. DO NOT LEAVE EMLA ON THE SKIN FOR LONGER THAN 1 HOUR.

Infants Between 3 and 12 Months of Age

Apply up to 2 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 20 cm2 (a little larger than the size of a credit card). After covering EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing, leave on for at least 1 hour. Do not leave on the skin for more than 4 hours.

Children Between 1-6 Years

Apply up to 10 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 100 cm2 (a little larger than the size of two credit cards). After covering EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing, leave on for at least 1 hour. Do not leave on the skin for more than 5 hours.

Children Between 7-12 Years

Apply up to 20 g of cream on a total skin area not larger than 200 cm2 (a little larger than a standard postcard). After covering EMLA Cream with an air-tight dressing, leave on for at least 1 hour. Do not leave on the skin for more than 5 hours.

Dosage of EMLA Cream on Leg Ulcers

Talk to your doctor before using EMLA Cream on leg ulcers.

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