EMLA cream is a topical anaesthetic applied to the external skin before treatment to reduce pain. Containing prilocaine and lidocaine, two active ingredients it can be applied to the skin to stop pain signals travelling to the brain, associated with procedures using needles.
What ingredients does it contain?
How should EMLA Cream be administered?
Emla cream should be used exactly as it states on the enclosed label or instructions. Use sparingly in minimal amounts as possible. It is recommended to use as adviced by your medical professional, which is often 4 hours prior to your treatment.
There is a caution that your body can absorb more than is required of this cream. Use the smallest amount required. Covering the skin may also help keep the cream at its optimum performance. Again, ask your GP for advice first.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.