EMLA Cream


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Emla Cream is a local anaesthetic or numbing medication that contains lidocaine and prilocaine. Local anaesthetics are used to reduce sensation in the penis to delay ejaculation.

  • Apply 20 minutes before sex
  • Reduces sensitivity to delay ejaculation
  • Highly effective
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Emla Cream is a local anaesthetic or numbing medication that contains lidocaine and prilocaine. Local anaesthetics are used to reduce sensation in the penis to delay ejaculation.

Emla cream contains two active ingredients: prilocaine and lidocaine, which are both local anaesthetics. They are used to numb areas that would otherwise feel pain.

Sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of the pain receptors at the end of the nerves. The stimulation causes the entry of sodium to the nerve ending, causing an electric signal to build up in the nerve, which when big enough, will be passed along the nerves to the brain.

Lidocaine and prilocaine temporarily block the pathway of the pain signals along the nerves by stopping the entry of sodium in the nerve endings at the site. This prevents the build-up of an electric signal and the passing along nerve fibres to the brain.

When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine prevent the signals from passing from that area to the brain. This means that sensitivity is decreased and when used on the penis, it can help a man to take longer to ejaculate.

Most of the users of Emla cream have a positive experience with it. Male individuals who used this product were able to delay their ejaculation. Because premature ejaculation can lead to a disappointing sex life for both the man and his partner, Emla cream can help to make this more satisfying.

Use Emla cream as directed by your doctor or as according to the instructions on the product label. Do not apply the cream in larger amounts than recommended by your doctor.

Your doctor will normally give you instructions on how much medicine to use and how long to leave it on the skin. Follow these directions carefully.

Use the smallest amount of Emla cream needed to numb your skin. If you use too much of Emla cream, your body may absorb too much of the medicine, especially if you apply it over large skin areas or if you apply heat on the treated skin areas. Using the cream on the areas of the skin that is cut or irritated may result in the absorption of more medication.

There are times when you may need to cover the skin where you applied the cream to keep the medicine in place. Do this only when your doctor told you to.

Typically, a thick layer of the cream is applied to the area of the intact skin.

In adult male genital skin, apply a thick layer of cream to the penis 15 minutes before intercourse is planned. It’s very important that you ensure to wipe away the cream and dispose of it before beginning to have sex, as you should not still have any on the skin when you enter your partner.

The following are the side effects that are known to be associated with the use of Emla cream. Not everyone who will use the cream will experience the side effects.

Common side effects:

  • Redness, paleness or selling of the skin in the application site

Uncommon side effects:

  • Mild burning, itching, tingling or sensation of warmth at the application site, especially when the cream is applied to the genital area.

Rare side effects:

  • Disorder of the red blood cells in children manifested through bluish-grey skin due to lack of oxygen. Consult a doctor immediately if it happens to your child.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Small red dots on the skin where the cream was applied.

Consult with your doctor if you experience any other side effect, which you believe is associated with the use of Emla cream.

Emla cream should not be used in the following:

  • People who are allergic to amide anaesthetics.
  • People who are allergic to the ingredients of Emla cream.
  • Babies who were born prematurely.
  • Babies less than 12 months of age who are treated with medicines that cause a disorder of the red blood cells.

Emla should be used with caution in the following:

  • People who lack the glucose – 6 – phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme.
  • People with anaemia 
  • People taking medicines that may cause anaemia 
  • People taking antiarrhythmic medications to treat an irregular heartbeat.
  • People with atopic dermatitis.

The use of Emla cream could interact with the other medications you are taking or using. It is important to tell your doctor what medicines you are currently using before you start the use of Emla cream.

You can safely buy Emla Cream online at UK Meds. You will need to have first an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Emla Cream is the right medication for your medical condition.


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Scott Weaver

Medical Content Writer • Bachelor of Arts Degree

Scott is an experienced, skilled content writer dedicated to creating helpful and accessible medical content for UK Meds.

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