Emla cream may be a topical anesthetic (numbing medication) containing local anesthetic and prilocaine. It works byobstruction nerve signals in your body.
Emla cream is employed to numb traditional intact skin or the membrane surfaces of the erectile organ or channel. Emla is employed to arrange you for operation or medical procedures on these areas.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Emla: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe burning, stinging, or irritation where the medicine was applied;
swelling or redness;
sudden dizziness or drowsiness after medicine is applied;
confusion, blurred vision, ringing in your ears;
bruising or purple appearance of the skin; or
unusual sensations of temperature.
Common Emla side effects may include:
mild burning where the medicine is applied;
itching, rash; or
changes in skin color where the medicine was applied.
A thick layer of EMLA Cream is applied to intact skin and covered with an occlusive dressing. Minor Dermal Procedures: For minor procedures such as intravenous cannulation and venipuncture, apply 2.5 grams of EMLA Cream (1/2 the 5 g tube) over 20 to 25 cm2 of skin surface for at least 1 hour. In controlled clinical trials using EMLA Cream, two sites were usually prepared in case there was a technical problem with cannulation or venipuncture at the first site.