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EMLA Cream


The purpose of EMLA Cream is to numb the skin before a painful procedure. It contains a mixture of two ingredients, lidocaine and prilocaine, which work together to numb the skin. It is usually applied to the skin and covered with a clear dressing about 1 hour before the procedure or needle stick to help reduce the pain associated with the procedure or needle stick. 

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Last Updated: 12/2013