Emla - Cream Tube 5g & 2 dressings (P)


Emla - Cream Tube & 2 dressings


We need to ensure that this medicine is suitable for the person it is intended for. Therefore a Boots pharmacist may be required to contact you by phone to find out some additional information. If they are unable to speak to you when required your order may be delayed or the pharmacy medicine part of your order cancelled.
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All you need for a less painful needle experience.

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 enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer.

EMLA cream instructions for application.
Apply at least 60 minutes before insertion of needle. Read the package leaflet before use.

1. Squeeze ½ 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
Read the package leaflet before use.
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, sodium hydroxide and purified water 

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