What is Emla 5% Cream?
EMLA 5% Cream is a commonly used anaesthetic which is applied directly to the skin prior to many different procedures. EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. EMLA acts as a local anaesthetic by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time and it is applied to the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to prevent the sensation of pain on the skin; however, you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.
Do not use EMLA Cream if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lidocaine, prilocaine or any of the other ingredients of EMLA Cream.
Lidocaine, prilocaine, polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil, Carbomer 974P, sodium hydroxide and purified water.