lidocaine/prilocaine disc - topical, Emla (cont.)
HOW TO USE: This medicine comes with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully for instructions on how to use this product. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.Clean and dry the skin before applying the patch. Peel away the protective liner and place the disc on the procedure site, usually 1 hour before the procedure or as directed by your doctor. Do not touch the white round part that contains the medication. Firmly press down on the edges of the patch to make sure it is well attached. Gently press on the center of the patch. Using a ballpoint pen, mark on the patch the time it was placed.Remove the patch and clean the area thoroughly, usually shortly before the procedure or as directed by your doctor. The length of time for the medication to stay on the skin depends on your age and the type of procedure you are having. Do not leave it in place for longer than directed since the chance for side effects may be increased. Carefully fold the patch in half with the sticky sides together and discard out of reach of children and pets. Do not re-use the patch. Wash hands immediately after use unless you are treating an area on the hands.This patch may be harmful if placed in the mouth or swallowed. If you are applying this product on a child, make sure the patch stays in place and that your child does not put the patch in his/her mouth. You may want to use a second covering to prevent the child from touching the patch.Use this medication only on normal, intact skin. Do not use on open wounds/cuts/scrapes/burns/rashes (including diaper rash) or mucous membranes. Do not use this product in the ears or near the eyes. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. If this medication gets in the eyes, rinse the affected eye immediately and completely with water or saline. Numbness in the eye can lead to injury because you cannot feel particles in the eye or other dangers. Therefore, protect the eye until feeling returns.The numbing effect should start within 1 hour. The area may be numb for several hours after removing the patch. Protect the area from injury. Be careful not to bump, rub, or scratch the area or expose it to heat/cold until feeling returns.
SIDE EFFECTS: Redness, swelling, tingling, burning, or lightening of the skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: blistering of the skin where the patch is applied.Remove the patch and get medical help right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, pale/bluish skin around the mouth/lips/fingernails, dizziness, fainting, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, nervousness), seizure, severe drowsiness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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