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Brand name: Emla 5% TM

Active ingredients: lidocaine (lignocaine) + prilocaine

What it is used for

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

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 3 Years.

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

White soft homogenous cream

Do I need a prescription?

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

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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