EMLA Cream 5%

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EMLA Cream 5%

Product Model: P
Pack Size: 5.0G

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EMLA Cream 5%


EMLA Cream 5% (lidocaine/prilocaine)

EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine.These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.

EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin, however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.

EMLA Cream can be used to numb the skin before:

  • Having a needle put in (for example, if you are having an injection or a blood test)
  • Minor skin operations
  • For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Do not use EMLA Cream: If you are allergic to lidocaine or prilocaine, other similar local anaesthetics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

Warnings and precautions- Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using EMLA Cream:

  • If you or your child have a rare inherited illness that affects the blood called ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’.
  • If you or your child have a problem with blood pigment levels called ‘methaemoglobinaemia’.
  • Do not use EMLA Cream on areas with skin rash, cuts, grazes or other open wounds, with the exception of a leg ulcer. If any of these problems are present, check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using the cream.
  • If you or your child have an itchy skin condition called ‘atopic dermatitis’, a shorter application time may be sufficient. Application times of longer than 30 minutes may result in an increased incidence of local skin reaction.
  • If you take particular products for heart rhythm disorders (class III antiarrhythmics, such as amiodarone).In that case the doctor will monitor your heart function. Due to the potentially enhanced absorption on the newly shaven skin, it is important to follow the recommended dosage, skin area and application time.
  • Avoid getting EMLA Cream in the eyes, as it may cause irritation. If you accidentally get EMLA Cream in your eye, you should immediately rinse it well with lukewarm water or salt (sodium chloride) solution. Be careful to avoid getting anything in your eye until feeling returns.
  • EMLA Cream should not be applied to an impaired eardrum.
  • When you use EMLA Cream before being vaccinated with live vaccines (e.g. tuberculosis vaccine), you should return to your doctor or nurse after the time period requested to follow-up the vaccination result.
  • Free shipping
    Orders over £35.00 (Does not include Prescription Items)
    Tracked 48 Royal Mail: Estimated delivery 2 – 3 days.

  • Tracked 48 NO Signature

  • Tracked 48 Signature

  • Tracked 24 NO Signature
  • Tracked 24 Signature
  • DPD Courier (Under 2 kg)
    £4.95 - Next Working Day Delivery (Excluding Saturday Delivery) Orders MUST be placed before 11am on the day to be considered for NDD

  • Special Delivery Before 1pm (Under 1kg)
    £6.99 - (Guaranteed Monday to Friday by Royal Mail)

  • Special Delivery Before 9am (Under 500g)
    £15.99 - (Guaranteed Monday to Friday by Royal Mail)
*Please note - certain 'P' (over the counter) items do not qualify for free shipping due to the nature of the ingredients. Please contact customer services for further information. A recorded service must be used. Non UK or private prescriptions do not qualify for free shipping - all items are sent Tracked 24 (£5.49) or Tracked 48 (4.49) Signature required.

**On stocked items (excludes fragrances), including Voucher codes offering free shipping.

Tracked 24 can take 1-2 working days from time of dispatch and Tracked 48 delivery can take 2-3 working days from time of dispatch. A recorded service does not speed up the actual delivery time.

Weight restrictions apply. In the event that any heavy or bulky items are ordered, Clear Chemist will contact you and advise you accordingly if you will be subject to any extra delivery charges.

Standard delivery is provided by Royal Mail.


Clear Chemist strives to offer the best delivery service possible but cannot make any guarantees on delivery times as they are contracted out to Royal Mail.  

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