Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019941/001.

Names and composition

"EMLA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of LIDOCAINE and PRILOCAINE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019941/001 EMLA LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE CREAM/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%
020962/001 EMLA LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE DISC/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019941/001 EMLA LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE CREAM/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%
020962/001 EMLA LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE DISC/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%
021451/001 ORAQIX LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE GEL/PERIODONTAL 2.5% and 2.5%
076290/001 LIDOCAINE AND PRILOCAINE LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE CREAM/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%
076320/001 LIDOCAINE AND PRILOCAINE LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE CREAM/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%
076453/001 LIDOCAINE AND PRILOCAINE LIDOCAINE; PRILOCAINE CREAM/TOPICAL 2.5% and 2.5%

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Answered questions

Anyone tried Emla Cream?
Im interested in knowing about the emla cream and if it works I know its mostly used on children but I also heard many adults can to, so I wanted to know if anyone has tried it, im preg and soon I have and appt for a blood test and Ive been considering getting the cream. Asked by Merrill Fratrick 1 year ago.

emla never did much for me as an adult, my skin is too thick for it to be an effective numbing agent. That is why it is used primarily on children, their skin is not so thick. A blood draw is not all that painful if done correctly. Answered by Eveline Friedrichsen 1 year ago.

EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) has been used in both children and adults for a variety of procedures, including phlebotomy/blood draws. However, it is known that there is some absorption of the drug into the blood stream, so it can have systemic effects. While it has FDA approval for use in children of 37 weeks gestation or older, it is essentially unknown what effects this can have on the developing fetus or the breastfeeding child. Side effects depend on the dose of the drugs, the area covered, the duration of drug exposure, and the patient's own physiology and so are not completely predictable. While adults tolerate the drug well, side effects have been repeatedly seen in children, particularly smaller children. Answered by Hosea Tonder 1 year ago.

I've used it as an adult and I think it works very well. Just make sure you apply it about an hour before your blood test. I sometimes applied it twice to make sure it took. Answered by Ray Menge 1 year ago.

Visit this website for help Answered by Henriette Chinick 1 year ago.


Can you buy EMLA lidocaine cream at a pharmacy or online?
I'll be having surgery at Tampa General Hospital. I really want a stick of lidocaine before the IV (jesus those things are SO painful!!!!) but some hospitals are cheap and won't honor simple patient requests, so I figured If I had some lidocaine or EMLA cream, I could rub it on my hand myself and save... Asked by Madeleine Gagliano 1 year ago.

I want to have this handy just in case the hospital refuses to give me lidocaine before inserting that excrutiatingly painful IV needle/tube. Pasco County Hospital in Dade City FL does this automatically, they really CARE about patient comfort...Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater FL, likes to see their patients in pain so they can save a buck and treat them like crap. Answered by Pasty Wool 1 year ago.

I'll be having surgery at Tampa General Hospital. I really want a stick of lidocaine before the IV (jesus those things are SO painful!!!!) but some hospitals are cheap and won't honor simple patient requests, so I figured If I had some lidocaine or EMLA cream, I could rub it on my hand myself and save myself alot of pain, suffering and agony. Answered by Verla Mondt 1 year ago.

It isn't just a matter of being cheap. Hospitals actually have to develop a protocol for such things, else the nurses are guilty of exceeding the scope of their practice, giving medications that aren't ordered by the physician. Also, it takes the better part of an hour for EMLA to work, so it's impractical in many situations. I'd suggest you call the outpatient surgery center (guessing this is the department you're headed to) and make your request well in advance. Springing it on them when you arrive for surgery can't possibly change their policies and procedures, but given some advance notice, they may be able to comply. I don't know if you can get EMLA, but you can probably find a generic version, OTC. Answered by Gabriel Mcmeekin 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Can you buy EMLA lidocaine cream at a pharmacy or online? I want to have this handy just in case the hospital refuses to give me lidocaine before inserting that excrutiatingly painful IV needle/tube. Pasco County Hospital in Dade City FL does this automatically, they really CARE about patient comfort...Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater FL, likes to see... Answered by Phyllis Strohmeyer 1 year ago.

I just went to Morton Plant last week and was given Lidocane before they inserted the iv. Answered by Brigette Abdullah 1 year ago.


Shots and EMLA Cream? Please help :c?
Oh and how long do i leave it for and where do i put it (im right handed) Asked by Bao Levangie 1 year ago.

Hai c: Im 13,girl in Year 8 and i have a HUGE PHOBIA OF INJECTIONS We are having our SECOND HPV Vaccines on the 23 of April 2015.They said we wont have a third shot because apparently it doesn't do anything.I am scared to death when I have injections Our first HPV Vaccine which was somewhere around in October I had to stay a WHOLE HOUR until i got the injections I was crying and also embarresing my self I cant stop thinking that the Jabs are coming soon 2 weeks after Half Term i just cant it's taking over my mind.So I made my mum buy EMLA cream which is a numbing agent i told her about. But the problem is HOW IM I SUPPOSED TO USE IT. I will be in school and WHEN im i supposed to put it on.The real problem is you HAVE to COVER it how the hell im i supposed to cover it in school PLEASE HELP IM SCARED TO DEATH OF INJECTIONS. I JUST CANT stand the feeling of cold metal piercing your skin slowly, with the fluid flowing into your veins. I hate the nurses too they are nice and everything but i slapped her hand on the first vaccine literally betch slapped her hand. Answered by Margorie Pilbin 1 year ago.

To get EMLA cream to work, you have to know where the injection will go, and they could give this one to you in a different place. The best thing to do would be to call your doctor's office and arrange to go in early for your appointment so the nurse can apply it in the proper location and cover it with the right material. It is usually covered with tegaderm and you might have to buy a box and take it with you. Your doctor's office may not have the appropriate material to cover it with. You can't use gauze or a bandaid because the cream needs to cover a larger area and can't be covered with something that could soak it up or rub it off, like a bandage. Answered by Arnette Klukken 1 year ago.

With emla cream it comes with a dressing to put over it in the box. If for some reason it doesnt, i used clingfilm and medical tape to cover if.Maybe ask a friend to put it on for you then cover it with a jumper? Answered by Eladia Speese 1 year ago.


EMLA Cream prior to c-section epidural?
I had a really horrible experience with my first Epidural - I needed one because It was a c section but it (the epidural) hurt like hell. Has anyone ever had the EMLA cream applied to their Epidural site prior to birth? Did it make a difference in the pain of receiving your epidural? Asked by Mathilde Heffner 1 year ago.

EMLA cream will just numb the skin. Usually they use Novocaine to numb the site before putting the epidural catheter in. If you're having a planned c-section this time they'll use a spinal and not an epidural. Epidurals are usually only used in c-section when the c/s is not planned in advance and the epidural is already in place. Answered by Elli Rask 1 year ago.

That's not a horrible idea and would be worth talking to anesthesia about. It takes a while to work though so you'll need to mention it when you get there. It probably isn't the usual procedure so they might balk a little. If you had a labor epidural that was used for your c-section last time and this time is a planned c-section you'll get a spinal. It's a better block, but will feel pretty much the same going in. BUT, keep in mind if you WERE in labor last time everything hurts more. It's harder to hold still enough during contractions etc. This might be a ton better just because things are slower and planned out. It will probably be a better experience all the way around but asking about the EMLA couldn't hurt. ;0) Answered by Lani Aamodt 1 year ago.

Epidural Cream Answered by Ula Bines 1 year ago.


Anyone tried Emla Cream?
Im interested in knowing about the emla cream and if it works I know its mostly used on children but I also heard many adults can to, so I wanted to know if anyone has tried it, im preg and soon I have and appt for a blood test and Ive been considering getting the cream. Asked by August Rothbauer 1 year ago.

emla never did much for me as an adult, my skin is too thick for it to be an effective numbing agent. That is why it is used primarily on children, their skin is not so thick. A blood draw is not all that painful if done correctly. Answered by Maryann Elrick 1 year ago.

EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) has been used in both children and adults for a variety of procedures, including phlebotomy/blood draws. However, it is known that there is some absorption of the drug into the blood stream, so it can have systemic effects. While it has FDA approval for use in children of 37 weeks gestation or older, it is essentially unknown what effects this can have on the developing fetus or the breastfeeding child. Side effects depend on the dose of the drugs, the area covered, the duration of drug exposure, and the patient's own physiology and so are not completely predictable. While adults tolerate the drug well, side effects have been repeatedly seen in children, particularly smaller children. Answered by Lenny Reta 1 year ago.

I've used it as an adult and I think it works very well. Just make sure you apply it about an hour before your blood test. I sometimes applied it twice to make sure it took. Answered by Keli Perlin 1 year ago.

Visit this website for help Answered by Tawny Tuxbury 1 year ago.


Can you buy EMLA lidocaine cream at a pharmacy or online?
I'll be having surgery at Tampa General Hospital. I really want a stick of lidocaine before the IV (jesus those things are SO painful!!!!) but some hospitals are cheap and won't honor simple patient requests, so I figured If I had some lidocaine or EMLA cream, I could rub it on my hand myself and save... Asked by Ella Clap 1 year ago.

I want to have this handy just in case the hospital refuses to give me lidocaine before inserting that excrutiatingly painful IV needle/tube. Pasco County Hospital in Dade City FL does this automatically, they really CARE about patient comfort...Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater FL, likes to see their patients in pain so they can save a buck and treat them like crap. Answered by Karey Timar 1 year ago.

I'll be having surgery at Tampa General Hospital. I really want a stick of lidocaine before the IV (jesus those things are SO painful!!!!) but some hospitals are cheap and won't honor simple patient requests, so I figured If I had some lidocaine or EMLA cream, I could rub it on my hand myself and save myself alot of pain, suffering and agony. Answered by Elvina Arlington 1 year ago.

It isn't just a matter of being cheap. Hospitals actually have to develop a protocol for such things, else the nurses are guilty of exceeding the scope of their practice, giving medications that aren't ordered by the physician. Also, it takes the better part of an hour for EMLA to work, so it's impractical in many situations. I'd suggest you call the outpatient surgery center (guessing this is the department you're headed to) and make your request well in advance. Springing it on them when you arrive for surgery can't possibly change their policies and procedures, but given some advance notice, they may be able to comply. I don't know if you can get EMLA, but you can probably find a generic version, OTC. Answered by Natalya Auldridge 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Can you buy EMLA lidocaine cream at a pharmacy or online? I want to have this handy just in case the hospital refuses to give me lidocaine before inserting that excrutiatingly painful IV needle/tube. Pasco County Hospital in Dade City FL does this automatically, they really CARE about patient comfort...Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater FL, likes to see... Answered by Alesha Hackbart 1 year ago.

I just went to Morton Plant last week and was given Lidocane before they inserted the iv. Answered by Janene Leedy 1 year ago.


Shots and EMLA Cream? Please help :c?
Oh and how long do i leave it for and where do i put it (im right handed) Asked by Gabriel Darnstaedt 1 year ago.

Hai c: Im 13,girl in Year 8 and i have a HUGE PHOBIA OF INJECTIONS We are having our SECOND HPV Vaccines on the 23 of April 2015.They said we wont have a third shot because apparently it doesn't do anything.I am scared to death when I have injections Our first HPV Vaccine which was somewhere around in October I had to stay a WHOLE HOUR until i got the injections I was crying and also embarresing my self I cant stop thinking that the Jabs are coming soon 2 weeks after Half Term i just cant it's taking over my mind.So I made my mum buy EMLA cream which is a numbing agent i told her about. But the problem is HOW IM I SUPPOSED TO USE IT. I will be in school and WHEN im i supposed to put it on.The real problem is you HAVE to COVER it how the hell im i supposed to cover it in school PLEASE HELP IM SCARED TO DEATH OF INJECTIONS. I JUST CANT stand the feeling of cold metal piercing your skin slowly, with the fluid flowing into your veins. I hate the nurses too they are nice and everything but i slapped her hand on the first vaccine literally betch slapped her hand. Answered by Mitzie Rahr 1 year ago.

To get EMLA cream to work, you have to know where the injection will go, and they could give this one to you in a different place. The best thing to do would be to call your doctor's office and arrange to go in early for your appointment so the nurse can apply it in the proper location and cover it with the right material. It is usually covered with tegaderm and you might have to buy a box and take it with you. Your doctor's office may not have the appropriate material to cover it with. You can't use gauze or a bandaid because the cream needs to cover a larger area and can't be covered with something that could soak it up or rub it off, like a bandage. Answered by Winnie Didonato 1 year ago.

With emla cream it comes with a dressing to put over it in the box. If for some reason it doesnt, i used clingfilm and medical tape to cover if.Maybe ask a friend to put it on for you then cover it with a jumper? Answered by Novella Caldeira 1 year ago.


EMLA Cream prior to c-section epidural?
I had a really horrible experience with my first Epidural - I needed one because It was a c section but it (the epidural) hurt like hell. Has anyone ever had the EMLA cream applied to their Epidural site prior to birth? Did it make a difference in the pain of receiving your epidural? Asked by Marilou Reven 1 year ago.

EMLA cream will just numb the skin. Usually they use Novocaine to numb the site before putting the epidural catheter in. If you're having a planned c-section this time they'll use a spinal and not an epidural. Epidurals are usually only used in c-section when the c/s is not planned in advance and the epidural is already in place. Answered by Malena Beus 1 year ago.

That's not a horrible idea and would be worth talking to anesthesia about. It takes a while to work though so you'll need to mention it when you get there. It probably isn't the usual procedure so they might balk a little. If you had a labor epidural that was used for your c-section last time and this time is a planned c-section you'll get a spinal. It's a better block, but will feel pretty much the same going in. BUT, keep in mind if you WERE in labor last time everything hurts more. It's harder to hold still enough during contractions etc. This might be a ton better just because things are slower and planned out. It will probably be a better experience all the way around but asking about the EMLA couldn't hurt. ;0) Answered by Bianca Scrim 1 year ago.

Epidural Cream Answered by Karol Canestrini 1 year ago.


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