EMLA Cream 5% – Lidocaine 2.5% and Prilocaine 2.5% – Cream for topical anaesthesia – Pre-medication Pack Contains: 5x5g Cream and 12 Dressings. It can be used for:Injections.Blood tests.Tattoos.Minor skin operations.Some types of skin graft.Emla cream contains two medicines called Lidocaine and Prilocaine.These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. Emlaworks by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time, helping tostop pain felt on the skin. Directions for Use: Always use Emla cream exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Squeeze the cream into a mound where it is needed. Do not rub in.Use the dressing provided. Apply dressing and leave for at least 60minutes. Your doctor/nurse will remove the dressing and cream beforethey do the medical procedure. Use on the skin before having a needle put in: 2g applied 1-5 hours under a dressing.Use on the skin before procedures on larger areas: 2g/10square centimetres in size, applied 2-5 hours under a dressing. Thecream can also be used on babies and children, please refer to leafletfor directions.