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Emla Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- What are the possible side effects of lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lidocaine and prilocaine (Emla)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- How should I use lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Emla)?
- What happens if I overdose (Emla)?
- What should I avoid while taking lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- What other drugs will affect lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Emla)?
Since lidocaine and prilocaine topical is used as needed, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Emla)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of lidocaine and prilocaine topical applied to the skin can cause life-threatening side effects such as uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
What should I avoid while taking lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
Lidocaine and prilocaine topical is for use only on the surface of your body. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes.
Avoid accidentally injuring treated skin areas while they are numb. Avoid coming into contact with very hot or very cold surfaces.
What other drugs will affect lidocaine and prilocaine topical (Emla)?
Before this medication is applied, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- heart rhythm medication such as mexiletine (Mexitil);
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- chloroquine (Aralen);
- nitrates or nitrites such as Imdur, Isordil, Monoket;
- nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrodantin, Macro-Bid);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- quinine; or
- a sulfa drug (Bactrim, Gantanol, Gantrisin, Septra, SMX-TMP, and others).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with lidocaine and prilocaine topical. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lidocaine and prilocaine topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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