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When EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) Cream is used, the patient should be aware that the production of dermal analgesia may be accompanied by the block of all sensations in the treated skin. For this reason, the patient should avoid inadvertent trauma to the treated area by scratching, rubbing, or exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures until complete sensation has returned.
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) Cream should not be applied near the eyes or on open wounds.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/13/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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