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Emla Cream

$39.99
3 or more : $37.99 6 or more : $36.99 12 or more : $35.99
  • Brand: AstraZeneca
  • Product Code: AS_EML
  • Availability: In Stock
Tags: Emla Cream

Contains 2 active ingredients, Lidocaine and Prilocaine, which are both medicines called local anaesthetics. They are used to numb areas that would otherwise feel pain.

Pain is caused by the stimulation of pain receptors at the ends of nerves. The stimulation causes sodium to enter the nerve ending, which causes an electrical signal to build up in the nerve. When this electrical signal is big enough, it passes along the nerve to the brain, where the signal is interpreted as pain.

Lidocaine and prilocaine temporarily block this pathway of pain signals along nerves by stopping the sodium entering the nerve ending at the site of the pain. This prevents an electrical signal building up and passing along the nerve fibres to the brain.

When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine prevent pain signals passing from that area to the brain. This means otherwise painful procedures can be performed without causing pain, although you may still feel pressure and touch.

What is it used for?

Emla is a local anaesthetic cream that's used to numb the skin before potentially painful procedures such as:

In adults:

Injections, inserting IV catheters or taking blood.

Minor skin surgery, for example skin grafts.

Cleansing (debridement) of leg ulcers.

Surgical removal of genital warts.

Injections of local anaesthetics into the genital area.

In children:

Injections, inserting IV catheters or taking blood.

Minor skin procedures or surgery.

English Instruction inside the box 

Size : 30 g/tube