Emla Cream 30g

Emla cream contains two active ingredients called lidocaine and prilocaine. They belong to a group of medications called local anesthetics. Emla 5g cream works by numbing the skin surface temporarily. It is applied to the skin before some medical interventions. It helps stop the pain in the skin, however, you can continue perceiving sensations such as pressure and contact

What is Emla?

emla cream is an anesthetic cream that is used a treatment for erectile dysfunction, known for being one of the best cure for ed, (it is composed of two anesthetic substances that are lidocaine and prilocaine) that relieves pain and is used in: On the skin, before minor interventions (such as punctures), or dermatological procedures (like photo epilation).

How does it work?

Emla 5g Cream contains a combination in equal amounts of two anesthetics, lignocaine and prilocaine. These anesthetics are aminoamides that act directly on the nerve endings of the skin to block the generation and transmission of specific nerve impulses in a defined area, and this provides a reversible loss of sensitivity in superficial pain receptors.

Lignocaine and Prilocaine in Emla 5% Cream work by stabilizing nerve cell membranes by blocking the entry of sodium ions through voltage-dependent sodium channels into cell membranes and this inhibits the generation of a nerve impulse and its transmission to the brain, which means that pain receptors will not receive any pain sensation, although other sensations such as pressure can still be perceived. Emla Cream 5% is absorbed through the layers of the skin, reaching the nerve endings and pain receptors, where they work together to numb the skin area before a potentially painful procedure such as an injection.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Emla Cream 5% is used as an ED (Erectile dysfunction) treatment medication, it also functions as a local anesthetic to provide analgesia (pain relief) to a local area of the skin for certain minor surgical procedures. These include inserting needles, such as taking blood samples or applying intravenous catheters; cleaning of leg ulcers; superficial surgical procedures such as split skin grafting, and superficial surgery involving genital skin. When applied to the skin before the procedure, Emla Cream 5% provides effective pain relief throughout the procedure, which continues for some time afterward.

How do I use it and its dosage?

Apply your Emla Cream 5% directly to the required skin area, such as a thick layer under an airtight dressing, at least one hour before the start of the procedure, or 30 minutes before cleaning a leg ulcer. Emla Cream 5% should not be applied to open wounds other than leg ulcers, infected or erupted areas of the skin, near the eyes or inside the ear. Emla Cream 5% provides local anesthesia for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 5 hours and should not be used for leg ulcers for a period longer than 1-2 months, without consulting your doctor.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although it does not all people suffer from them.

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects cause you any discomfort or does not seem to go away.

A slight reaction may appear (pale or red skin, slight swelling, burning, or initial itching) in the area on which EMLA is applied. These are normal reactions to the cream and anesthetics and will disappear in a short time without taking any action.

If you experience any bothersome or unusual effects while using EMLA, discontinue use and see your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Transient local skin reactions (paleness, redness, swelling) in the area of application during treatment on the skin, genital mucosa, or leg
  • A slight initial sensation of burning, itching, or heat in the application area during the treatment on the genital mucosa or leg

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • A slight initial feeling of burning, itching, or heat in the treated area during treatment in the
  • Numbness (tingling) in the application area during treatment in the genital
  • Irritation of the skin in the application area during the treatment of leg

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Allergic reactions that, in rare cases, can be an anaphylactic shock (rash skin, swelling, fever, shortness of breath, and fainting) during treatment on the skin
  • genital mucosa, or leg
  • methemoglobinemia (blood disorder) during skin
  • Small dotted hemorrhage in the treated area (particularly in children with eczema after long application periods), during skin
  • Eye irritation if EMLA accidentally comes into contact with the eyes during skin treatment


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