Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride)
What is Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) used for?
This medication is manufactured in Turkey.
Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) is a topical aesthetic prescribed to numb the skin prior to certain medical treatments. The medication operates by preventing the transmission of nerve signals from the application site to numb the skin. This makes it useful for application prior to procedures such as insertion of a catheter or removal of a genital wart. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered just prior to a medical procedure, but your dosage or application frequency will depend on the condition being treated. Thoroughly wash and dry the application site before use. Apply a small amount of cream and gently massage it into the skin. Always wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to prevent any potential problems.
What are the side effects of Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects may occur while using Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) including:
Inform your doctor if any side effects become severe or if more serious symptoms appear such as sudden dizziness, severe stinging or pain at the application site, bruising of the skin, or unusual chills or flushing. These conditions may require changes to your dosage or immediate medical attention depending on their severity.
Never apply Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) to skin that is broken, severely damaged, or located close to mucous membranes such as the eyes, ears, or mouth as any contact may cause complications. It is also important to tell your doctor if you have anaemia, eczema, an irregular heartbeat, or red blood cell disorders as these conditions may lead to complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other adjustments.
Strictly use Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Emla 5% Cream (Lidocaine/Prilocaine Hydrochlordie) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.