Emla Patches 2 pack
emla® is recommended as a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin before certain procedures. emla patches are recommended for needle insertions, vaccinations, and anaesthesia of other small areas of skin. emla patches are available in packs of 2 or 20. emla cream is recommended for superficial surgical procedures, minor superficial cosmetic procedures, and anaesthesia of larger areas of skin. emla cream is available in 5g tubes with dressing or 30g tubes.
Topical anaesthetic patch for use prior to the following procedures:
Needle insertions e.g. blood sampling
Superficial surgical procedures
Split skin grafting (transplantation of skin)
Lignocaine 2.5% /Prilocaine 2.5%
Directions & Precautions
The use of EMLA is contraindicated in patients with congenital or idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia or known hypersensitivity to local anaesthetics. EMLA should not be applied to open wounds other than leg ulcers. When applied near the eyes, EMLA CREAM should be used with particular care since it causes corneal irritation. The safety of EMLA CREAM during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.
How to apply emla® Patch
emla® patch must be applied at least one hour before the procedure.
Make sure that the area of the skin to be anaesthetised is clean and dry. Take hold of the aluminium flap at the corner of the patch and bend it backwards. Next, take hold of the corner of the beige-coloured patch layer. Pull the two layers apart, separating the adhesive surface from the protective liner.
Making sure you do not touch the white round pad which contains emla®, apply patch to the intended area and press firmly around the edges.
Time of application can be marked onto the corner of the patch taking care not to press the centre of the dressing. (A ballpoint pen may be used 3 for this purpose).