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Nulbia (Lidocaine / Prilocaine) Cream - 30g (Generic Emla)

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What is Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream? 

Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream is a topical anaesthetic used to numb areas on the skin before injections or minor skin procedures. Suitable for both adults and children, this cream is the ideal solution to reduce pain before injections, tattoos, and minor surgical procedures like the removal of warts. 

 

What is the recommended dosage?

Always use Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. This cream is for external use only. Remove the outer packaging and squeeze the tube slowly to release the desired amount of product. Apply the cream to the chosen area of skin. Do not rub in. After applying the cream, you’ll need to cover the area in a dressing or a plastic wrap. This dressing should be removed either by yourself or a medical professional just before your procedure starts.

 

When would I need to use numbing cream?

There are many reasons why you may want to use a numbing cream. Some of the most common reasons include:

 

  • Getting an injection

  • Donating blood

  • Minor skin operations

  • Removal of warts

  • Cleansing or removal of leg ulcers

  • Having a cannula inserted

 

How does Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream numb the skin?

This numbing cream contains two anaesthetics, lidocaine and prilocaine, that work to numb the surface of the skin. When this happens you won’t be able to feel pain, but you may still be able to feel pressure and touch. You’ll typically apply this cream an hour before your procedure (although this can differ depending on your age or condition) and leave it in place, giving it enough time to get to work and numb your skin before you wipe it away.

 

How long does this anaesthetic last?

When you’ve applied the numbing cream your skin will remain numb for around 2 hours. This should be more than enough time to carry out minor procedures or an injection.

 

Can I use Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream when I’m getting a tattoo?

Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream is a numbing agent that’s typically used to numb pain before minor procedures, however, you can also use it to numb your skin before getting a tattoo. We’d recommend asking your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist beforehand to ensure that it’s the right option for you. You should also let your tattoo artist know that you’re planning on using a numbing cream so they can make any adjustments they may need to make sure your tattoo is perfect.

 

Is Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream suitable for children? 

Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream should not be used on infants who were born before 37 weeks. Do not use this product on the genitals of children under the age of 12, or on children under the age of 12 who are taking medication that can affect blood pigment levels. 

 

Is Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women? 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before using Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream.

 

When should this product not be used? 

Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this cream if you are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not apply this cream:

 

  • On cuts, grazes or wounds

  • On a skin rash

  • On eczema

  • On or near the eyes

  • Inside the nose, ears, or mouth

  • In the back passage (anus)

  • On the genitals of children

 

Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this medicine if you:

 

  • Have ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’, which is an inherited illness that affects the blood

  • Have ‘methemoglobinemia’, which is a problem with blood pigment levels

  • Have atopic dermatitis (you may need to use this cream for a shorter time period)

  • Are taking any medications for heart problems or heart rhythm disorders

 

Are there any side effects? 

Like all products, Nulbia Lidocaine 2.5% / Prilocaine 2.5% Cream may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Side effects may include: 

 

  • Local skin reactions during treatment, e.g. paleness, redness, swelling

  • An initial mild sensation of burning, itching, or warmth during treatment

  • Numbness or tingling during treatment

  • Irritation of treated skin during the treatment of leg ulcers

 

For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.

 

Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.  Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

 

Important information

Ensure you speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after using this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

 

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before using this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this product is right for you.

 

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

 

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

 

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

 

Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

 

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

 

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

 

NHS Help & Advice on Drug Addiction

 

Talk To Frank - Drug Addiction Help & Support

Nulbia (Lidocaine / Prilocaine) Cream - 30g (Generic Emla) Reviews

By Katarina Molnarova,
April 16, 2024
Could have been cheaper
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