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Generic: lidocaine-prilocaine topical
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It is used to numb the skin before procedures or injections
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Be careful to avoid injury to the treated area while it is numb and you are not aware of pain. Avoid scratching, rubbing, or exposing the treated area to hot or cold temperatures until complete sensation has returned. The numb feeling will wear off a few hours after applying the cream.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • skin rash or itching
  • swelling of your throat, lips, or face
  • trembling

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in ability to feel hot or cold
  • redness and swelling at the application site

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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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