Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Emla

Descriptions


Lidocaine and prilocaine topical cream is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. It is also used to prevent pain caused by an injection, the drawing of blood from a vein, or minor surgeries such as removing warts. This medicine contains a mixture of two topical local anesthetics (numbing medicines). It deadens the nerve endings in the skin.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Cream

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