Generic Name : Lidocaine and Prilocaine Pronunciation : LYE-doe-kane-PRIL-oh-kane Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.3
India- Lovelong, Primla, Asthesia, Prilox, Satisfaction gel.
International- Emla. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a dermal anesthesia, prescribed for tingling, pricking or numbness of a person's skin. It works by blocking nerve signals in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Topical- The recommended dose range is 1gm to 20gms over 10 to 200 cm2 of skin surface for 1 to 4 hours. How it should be taken : It comes as a cream, to be applied on intact skin and covered with an occlusive dressing. Warnings and Precautions :
* Do not apply on broken/irritated skin or open wounds.
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of certain blood disorder (G6PD-genetic disorder, especially in children), heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid getting this medication into eyes, nose, or mouth.
* Avoid excess dosage.
Side Effects :
Most Common- Local- redness, burning sensation and swelling.
Others- Itching, rash and paleness.
* For external use only.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).
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