EMLA contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
Feature and Benefits
As of July the 1st 2021 the rules on VAT for EU sales will be changing. For orders less than £135 (€150) we will display the total price inclusive of the VAT rate. For orders above this amount, you will not be charged VAT and you will be required to pay this when your goods arrive in your country. Read more on the new rules here.
Many of our customers who bought this product also bought one or all the products listed below.
EMLA 5% 5g tube contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
EMLA Cream is an anaesthetic cream that can be used to numb areas of skin before injections or minor procedures. It can be used by both adults and children and is perfect for kids who are scared of needles and need a way to reduce pain when they have an injection.
There are many reasons why you may use an anaesthetic cream, including many minor procedures. Some of the most common reasons why people use this product include:
EMLA Cream is a numbing agent and some people use it to ease their pain when they’re getting a tattoo. However, we’d recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist before doing this for yourself, to make sure that it’s the right option for you. You should also let your tattoo artist know that you’re planning on using EMLA Cream so they can make any adjustments they may need to make sure your tattoo is perfect.
EMLA Cream contains two local anaesthetics, lidocaine and prilocaine, which both works to numb the surface of the skin. When this happens, you won’t be able to feel pain, but may still be able to feel pressure and touch, making this perfect for minor procedures or injections. You’ll typically apply a layer of this cream an hour before your procedure (although this can differ depending on your age or condition) and leave it in place, giving it enough time to get to work and numb your skin effectively before you wipe it away.
When you’ve applied EMLA cream as recommended by the manufacturer or your doctor or pharmacist, your skin will remain numb for around 2 hours. This should be more than enough time to carry out minor procedures or for injection.
If you are using any other medication, including medications you obtained without a prescription and herbal medicines, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. This particularly applies to:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Using this cream occasionally should not have any adverse effects during pregnancy, but you should still speak to a medical professional first to be sure that this is safe. If you’re breastfeeding, the lidocaine and prilocaine in this cream can pass into your breast milk in small amounts, this generally will not cause risk for your child, but you should speak to a medical professional to be sure that this product is safe for you and your baby.
EMLA Cream should not be used on infants who were born before 37 weeks. Do not use this product on the genitals of children under the age of 12, or on children under 12 who are also being treated with medicines that affect blood pigment levels. Do not use this product if you are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only. Do not apply this cream to the following areas:
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you or your child:
Apply the EMLA cream to the area of skin you wish to numb, squeezing it from the tube into a mound. Do not rub the cream in. Remove dressing from its backing papers, leaving a frame of paper around the outside. Gently place the dressing over the mound of the cream adhesive side down, without spreading the cream under the dressing. Remove the final piece of backing paper and smooth down the edges of the dressing. Leave in place for 60 minutes, letting your doctor or nurse remove the dressing just before they carry out your medical procedure.
The usual amount of EMLA cream you will need to use will differ depending on your age. Adults will typically need to use 2g (half a 5g tube) of EMLA cream before a small procedure, but you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product so you can be sure that you’re using the right dose for you.
Does EMLA Cream have any side effects?
Like all medications, EMLA Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
Local skin reactions during treatment, e.g. paleness, redness, swelling
An initially mild sensation of burning, itching, or warmth during treatment
Numbness or tingling during treatment
Irritation of treated skin during treatment of leg ulcers
Allergic reactions, which may be serious, and can in rare cases develop into anaphylactic shock, showing symptoms such as skin rash, swelling, fever, difficulty swallowing or breathing, fainting
Methaemoglobinaemia, which is a blood disorder, this may be more common in infants
Small dot-shaped bleeding on the treated area, particularly in children with eczema during longer treatment times
Irritation of eyes
If you experience these or any side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, do not use if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
If you have decided to brush your cat’s teeth, congrats and good luck! All animals are protective over their vulnerable areas and often use their mouths as a defence. So, when attempting to stick a toothbrush between their teeth, don’t be surprised if they snap at you if you haven’t warmed them up. So, is […]
If you or a family member has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you likely want to learn as much as possible about the condition. Of course, your healthcare provider will give you all the information, advice and guidance you need. But once you have left the Doctor’s office, you may need further clarification or have […]
For those living with diabetes, checking their blood glucose levels is a vital part of their daily routine. This measurement indicates how much glucose, or sugar, is in the blood. These levels can fluctuate throughout the day and depend on the types of food and drink you consume, and for those with diabetes, the changes […]
In the UK, we are a nation of dog lovers, and nothing means more to us than taking the very best care of our pets. And that includes brushing their teeth! If you’re considering adopting a dog, you might not have realised how much goes into caring for pets. It can even be as intensive […]
Welcome to the Home Health guide to diabetic test strips. Here we have gathered everything you need to know about diabetic strips, including how to use them. Whether you’re looking for information to aid a friend or family member or have recently been diagnosed, this guide can help. Find the answers to the most common […]
The start of your period indicates the start of your menstrual cycle. Each month a woman’s body prepares itself for pregnancy with the lining of the uterus wall (endometrium) thickening in readiness to receive a fertilised egg. If the egg is not fertilised, the uterine wall is shed. During a woman’s period, menstrual fluid made […]
If you’re wondering how to check pet health at home in-between vet visits, here are 5 ways to monitor your cats and dogs. For many of us, our pets are cherished members of our family and, just like our family, we want them to live long, healthy lives. It can be worrying when our […]
Whether you’ve been notified by the NHS Track and Trace app, or you’ve found out that you’ve been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19, the current rules mean self isolation for 10 days. If you’re isolating (or know someone who is) and struggle with covid tests, this article reviews a new alternative. […]
Struggling with putting a cotton bud up your nose and in your throat for the covid test? The new child friendly saliva covid test doesn’t require a swab making it much easier to use. This is how it works… As restrictions lift and people look forward to moving closer to normality, caution is still being urged […]
Be ‘tick aware’ if you’re camping this year There’s no doubt that camping offers a wonderful experience and a chance to be closer to nature but before you pack up your tent and sleeping bag, make sure you’re prepared for ticks to avoid Lyme disease. With continued caution about overseas travel, it’s no surprise that […]
Diabetes daily care Whichever type of diabetes you have, it’s important you come to terms with it. Living with diabetes means you will need to take responsibility for your every day care. The more you understand your condition and how it affects you, the better you will be able to control it. To help, here […]
Are you a chocoholic? Whether you sheepishly or proudly said yes, you are not alone! Research has found that one in six Brits (about eight million people in the UK) consume chocolate daily. We are a nation […]
There are no reviews yet.