EMLA Cream 5% - 5g


All you need for a less painful needle experience or skin procedure.
See details below, always read the label

Suitable for:

Adults, adolescents and children

Active ingredients:

Lidocaine & prilocaine


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Local anaesthetic (numbing) cream with 2 dressings.




For use on the skin.

Suitable for

Adults, adolescents and children


Age Restriction
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.

How to use

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer.


EMLA Cream instructions for application.


Duration of application is usually 60 minutes, but may be shorter for some procedures (see enclosed Patient Information Leaflet for further information).


  1. Squeeze 1/2 tube in a mound on the area to be anaesthetised. Do not rub in.
  2. Peel the beige coloured 'centre cut-out' from the dressing.
  3. Peel the paper layer (marked 3M Tegaderm) from the dressing.
  4. Apply the adhesive dressing with its paper frame to cover the EMLA. Do not spread the cream.
  5. Remove the paper frame using the cut mark. Smooth down the edges of the dressing carefully and leave in place for at least 60 mins. The time of application can be written on the occlusive dressing.
  6. After 60 mins (maximum 5 hours), remove the dressing. Wipe off the EMLA. Clean entire area with alcohol and begin procedure.

Hazards and Cautions

For use on the skin. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.


Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.


Do not store above 30°C, do not freeze.


This is a medicine; 
• Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist
• Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies

Active ingredients

Lidocaine & prilocaine


Active ingredients: Each gram contains Lidocaine 25mg, prilocaine 25mg

Also contains: macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, carbomer 974P, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

See Patient Information Leaflet for further information.

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EMLA Cream 5% - 5g

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