Emla cream 5% 5 g tube

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EMLA Cream 5% is an anesthetic medication with a combination of lignocaine and prilocaine. These agents are bind with other chemical agents to achieve its anesthetic effects. Each gram of EMLA contains 25mg of lignocaine and 25 mg of prilocaine, polyoxyethylene fatty acid esterscarboxypolymethylene, sodium hydroxide, and 1 gram of purified water

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Emla cream 5% 5 g tube

Emla cream 5% 5 g tube Emla cream 5% is an anesthetic medication with a combination of lignocaine and prilocaine. Purchase online at low price
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Emla Cream

Emla cream is primarily used for minor surgical procedures such as taking blood samples, vaccination, cleaning leg ulcers, skin grafting and inserting intravenous catheter. I is also use in procedures in minor superficial cosmetic procedures and procedures associated with genital skin. EMLA Cream is packaged in 5 gram tube and in 30 gram tube.

Action Mechanism

Application of EMLA cream directly to the skin is accompanied by an occlusive dressing. It provides anesthetic effect through discharge of lignocaine and prilocaine to the skin. Lignocaine and prilocaine gather around the local area of painful sites, covering the pain receptors and nerve endings. This inhibits the structures from sending painful stimuli to the brain.

The absorption of chemical compounds of EMLA cream in epidermal and dermal layers of the skin is highly dependent on the time of application. For example, in procedures such as intravenous catheter, the medicine should be administered 1 hour before the actual procedure, to ensure the efficacy of the remedy. It is also directly dependent on the type and size of area where the cream is to be applied.

Therefore to ensure accurate and desired result, one must take into consideration the time of application and area to be treated: the longer the time, the higher the absorption.

Emla Indication

ELMA Cream is indicated for patient who needs to undergo minor surgical procedures. It includes minor dermal procedures such as intravenous cannulation and venipuncture; major dermal procedures such as skin graft and procedures involving the sensitive genital of both males and females.

Mode of Administration

In administering ELMA Cream 5%, you have to remember that application should be at least 1 hour before minor surgical procedure. When you’re using the cream for leg ulcers, it is okay even if the time of application is less than 1 hour but it should be at least 30 minutes or above. You need to take in consideration of the amount of cream you need to apply. The table below summarizes the dosage of ELMA Cream in regards with the different type of procedures:


Dosage of ELMA Cream

Intravenous Cannulation and Venipuncture

2.5 grams over 20 – 25 cm2 skin surface

Skin Graft

2 grams per 10 cm2 skin surface (for this procedure, cream should be applied 2 hours before skin graft procedure)

Adult Male Genital Skin

Thick layer of cream, 1 gram per 10 cm2 skin surface, application is 15 minutes before the procedure

Female External Genitalia (e.g. removal of condylomata acuminata)

Apply thick layer, 5-10 grams, application is 15 minutes before the actual procedure.

Remember that these dosages are just recommendations from the prevouse studies. It is not absolute. Therefore, you must first consult your doctor for appropriate dosage of ELMA Cream.

Contraindication and Caution

EMLA cream 5% is contraindicated with patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to any types of anesthetics or in any component of the cream. Upon applying, one should avoid direct application to open wound. Leg Ulcer is an exception. Furthermore, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should first ask your doctor about the risk of applying the cream. ELMA Cream is also relatively contraindicated to premature babies, since we still don’t have an existing knowledge about it.

Emla cream Side Effects

Adverse effects may include erythema, edema, itchiness, abnormal sensation, purpuric or petechial reactions or hyperpigmentation of the skin. Allergic reaction may also occur, it is often characterize by urticarial, angioedema, bronchospasm and shock. Systemic reaction includes Central Nervous System effects such as lightheadedness, nervousness, unconsciousness, cold, numbness, tinnitus, drowsiness and tremors. Cardiovascular effects may include bradycardia, hypotension and cardiac arrest.

It is important to note every possible adverse effect because it is different with every individual. Others may not experience any side effects but others may have life-threatening side effects. That is why, when you noticed any symptom that is not supposed to be there, contact your doctor immediately.

Emla Interaction

You have to tell your doctor if you are taking medications such as sulphonamide antibiotic, medicines used to treat irregular heartbeat or other local anesthetics. These medicines can interfere with the effects of ELMA Cream and may produce adverse effect.

Interesting Facts

EMLA Cream consist of lidocaine and prilocaine. The lidocaine is chemically designated as acetamide 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl), has an octanol. It has a structural formula of:

While your Prilocaine has a chemical name of N-(2-methylphenyl)-2-(propylamino), has an octanol.

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From lenore sussman | 2014-11-03 21:03:21

how do i order this product there is no order button to do it with


Dear Lenore, We are sorry to inform you but this product is not longer available for sale.

From Abo | 2014-09-14 17:16:49

Dear Do you ship to Japan ? Thank you


Dear Abo, We are shipping to Japan

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