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Brand name: Numit 5% TM

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Active ingredients: lidocaine (lignocaine) + prilocaine

What it is used for

Topical anaesthesia of the skin prior to: insertion of IV catheters, mechanical cleansing or debridement of leg ulcers, cleaning ulcers, blood sampling, vaccination, superficial surgical procedures, including split skin grafting; minor superficial cosmetic procedures. Topical anaesthesia of genital skin prior to superficial surgical procedures or infiltration analgesia.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Topical. This medicine is applied directly to the surface of the skin.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Soft, white cream.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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