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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
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Topical
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White soft homogenous cream
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is
Reporting side effects
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EMLA Cream - myDr.com.au
EMLA Cream - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Topical agents or dressings for reducing pain in venous leg ulcers | Cochrane
Venous leg ulcers are often painful, both during and between dressing changes, and during surgical removal of dead tissue (debridement). Dressings, topical creams and lotions have been promoted to reduce the pain of ulcers. Two trials tested a dressing containing ibuprofen, however, the pain measures and time frames reported were different. One trial indicated that pain relief achieved over 5 days with ibuprofen dressings could represent a clinically relevant reduction in pain. The other trial found no significant difference in the chance of pain relief, measured on the first night of treatment, for ibuprofen dressings compared with foam dressings. This trial, however, was small and participants were only followed for a few weeks, which may not be long enough to assess whether the dressing affects healing. There was evidence from five trials that a local anaesthetic cream (EMLA 5%) reduces the post-procedural pain of debriding leg ulcers but there was insufficient evidence regarding any side effects of this cream and its impact on healing.
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website