lidocaine/prilocaine disc - topical, Emla
GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE/PRILOCAINE DISC - TOPICAL (LYE-doe-kane/PRILL-oh-cane)
BRAND NAME(S): Emla
USES: This medication is a patch that contains 2 amide-type anesthetics for numbing a small area, lidocaine and prilocaine. It is used on normal, unbroken skin to prevent pain before certain procedures such as inserting a needle for injections or drawing blood. It is also used before certain vaccinations (measles/mumps/rubella-MMR, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus/poliovirus-DPTP, H. influenzae b, hepatitis B). It works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area.This medication should not be used in premature infants (infants born before 37 weeks of pregnancy).
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