EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin; however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.
Adults, Adolescents and Children It can be used to numb the skin before: Having a needle put in (for example, if you are having an injection or a blood test). Minor skin operations.
Adults and Adolescents It can also be used: To numb the genitals before: – Having an injection. – Medical procedures such as removal of warts. A doctor or nurse should apply EMLA Cream on the genitals.
Adults It can also be used to numb the skin before: Cleansing or removal of damaged skin of leg ulcers. For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Approved by Sumaiya Patel- Pharmacist on the 08/04/2021. For more information, view our medical team