Emla Cream 5% 5g With 2 Dressings (P)(A)

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Numbing Cream 5g

EMLA Cream is an anaesthetic cream that can be used to numb areas of skin before injections or minor procedures.

What EMLA Cream is and what it is used for

EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.

EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin; however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.

Adults, Adolescents and Children

It can be used to numb the skin before:

  • Having a needle put in (for example, if you are having an injection or a blood test).
  • Minor skin operations. 

Adults and Adolescents

It can also be used:

  • To numb the genitals before:
    • Having an injection.
    • Medical procedures such as removal of warts. 

A doctor or nurse should apply EMLA Cream on the genitals.


It can also be used to numb the skin before:

  • Cleansing or removal of damaged skin of leg ulcers. 

For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

CategorySkin Care and Antiseptics, Infants and Babies
Manufacturer: ASPEN PHARMA

Local anaesthetic for topical use.


  • Lidocaine 2.5%w/w
  • Prilocaine 2.5%w/w

Adults and children over 1 year: approximately 2g of cream applied under an occlusive dressing for a minimum of 1 hour, maximum 5 hours. Infants aged 3-12 months: up to 2g of cream under an occlusive dressing for a minimum of 1 hour, maximum 4 hours. Full term newborn and infants up to 3 months: up to 1g of cream under an occlusive dressing for a maximum of 1 hour.

Pre-term infants: not recommended.