lidocaine/prilocaine cream - topical, EMLA
GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE/PRILOCAINE CREAM - TOPICAL (LIE-doh-cane/PRILL-oh-cane)
BRAND NAME(S): EMLA
USES: This medication contains 2 amide-type local anesthetics, lidocaine and prilocaine. It is used on normal, unbroken skin or on the outer genital area to prevent pain before certain procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts, or skin laser surgery. It works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area. Do not use this product in the ears.If this product alone cannot completely numb the area being treated, it may be used to numb the area before a lidocaine injection is given to provide enough pain relief for certain procedures (e.g., removal of genital warts).
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