Also Known as Emla Surgpack
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Emla Cream is a prescription topical skin numbing cream that works to desensitize skin and prevent experiencing pain during certain types of procedures. Shortly after applying Emla 5% cream and rubbing it into the skin the person will temporarily lose feeling and have numbness in their epidermal skin. Common Emla cream uses are to prevent pain from needle injections, skin grafts, or skin laser surgery. Emla is also used to numb skin before getting a tattoo or as a sexual aid to help men prevent premature ejaculation.
You can buy Emla cream with a prescription at your local pharmacy, and your best price on Emla cream generic will be when you order medication online from Canada and Canpharm.
Apply moderate amount of Emla 5% to treatment area and rub into skin until fully absorbed. 2-3 minutes will be required for skin numbing to take effect.
Repeat as necessary.
The active ingredients in Emla numbing cream are Lidocaine and Prilocaine.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or methemoglobinemia (blood disorder) before using Emla cream.
Using Emla may not be advisable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult with your doctor.
Negative drug interaction risks are possible between Emla and other Rx medications, including sotalol, amiodarone, bretylium, mexiletine, and phenytoin. Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and going to buy Emla numbing cream.
Side effects from using Emla cream may occur, and some people may experience redness, swelling, tingling or burning, or lightening of the skin. If these side effects are seen, you may want to stop use and speak to your doctor again regarding skin desensitizing medication alternatives.