Emla Creamand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Lidocaine/Prilocaine
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No generic is available for Emla 2.5%/2.5%.
- Manufactured by AstraZeneca UK Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Emla 2.5%/2.5%.
Emla Cream Drug Information
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Emla Drug Information
Emla Cream Overview
Emla Cream contains 2 amide-type local anesthetics, lidocaine and prilocaine. Emla Cream is used on normal, unbroken skin or on the outer genital area to prevent pain before certain procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts, or skin laser surgery. It works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area. Do not use Emla Cream in the ears. If Emla Cream alone cannot completely numb the area being treated, it may be used to numb the area before a lidocaine injection is given to provide enough pain relief for certain procedures (e.g., removal of genital warts).
How to Use Emla Cream
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using lidocaine/prilocaine cream and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Emla Cream only on normal skin and the genital area. Do not apply to broken/irritated skin or open wounds unless directed by your doctor. Wash your hands before using Emla Cream. Apply Emla Cream to the area at the proper time as directed. The length of time for the medication to stay on the skin depends on the type of procedure you are having. It is usually applied at least 1 hour before needle sticks and 2 hours before minor skin procedures. It may be applied by a health care professional before certain genital procedures. In this case, it is recommended that you remain lying down so the medication will stay in place. To apply, squeeze out the prescribed amount of cream directly onto the skin. You can also squeeze it onto a measuring guide to make sure you get the right dose and then apply it to the area. Do not rub in. Cover with an airtight dressing/bandage as directed by your doctor. Allow the cream to remain in place, usually in a thick layer, as directed by your doctor. Remove the dressing and cream and clean the area thoroughly, usually shortly before the procedure or as directed by your doctor. Dosage and length of application time are based on your age and medical condition and the procedure you are having. In children, dosage may also be based on weight. Do not use larger amounts than prescribed. Do not use on large areas of skin, apply heat, or leave it in place longer than directed or serious side effects may occur. If you are applying Emla Cream on a child, make sure the medication stays in place and that your child does not put the medication or dressing/bandage in his/her mouth. You may want to use a second covering to prevent the child from touching the cream. Wash hands immediately after use unless you are treating an area on the hands. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. If Emla Cream gets in the eyes, rinse the affected eye immediately and completely with water or saline. Numbness in the eye can lead to injury because you cannot feel particles in the eye or other dangers. Therefore, protect the eye until feeling returns. The area may be numb for several hours after the procedure. Protect the area from injury. Be careful not to bump, rub, or scratch the area or expose it to heat/cold until feeling returns.
Emla Cream Precautions
Before using Emla Cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine; or to any other amide anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine); or if you have any other allergies. Emla Cream may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Emla Cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,heart disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat), kidney disease, liver disease, a certain blood disorder (methemoglobinemia). Caution is advised when using Emla Cream in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially the dizziness effect. During pregnancy, Emla Cream should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Lidocaine passes into breast milk. It is unknown if prilocaine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Emla Cream Misdose
If you miss a dose of Emla Cream, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
Emla Cream Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Before using Emla Cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,heart rhythm medications (e.g., amiodarone, bretylium, mexiletine, phenytoin, sotalol).
Emla Cream Side Effects
What are Emla Cream side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Emla Cream may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Emla Cream as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Emla Cream
The side effects of Emla Cream may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Emla Cream. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Emla Cream may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Emla Cream, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Emla Cream.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Emla Cream, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Emla Cream and the side effects associated with Emla Cream are described in the following:
Common Emla Cream Side Effects
- vasodilation of blood vessels
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- localized edema
- treatment site sequelae
Less Frequent Emla Cream Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Emla Cream Side Effects
- CNS toxicity
- headache disorder
- seizure disorder
- respiratory depression
Emla Cream Storage
Store with the cap tightly closed at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Emla Cream when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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