EMLA Patch (lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%) is a topical anesthetic which causes a temporary loss of feeling or numbness of the skin.
Each patch contains 1 gram (single use) of anesthetic and should be applied 1 hour before the shot or needle procedure. Satisfactory numbing of the skin occurs 1 hour after application, reaches a maximum at 2 to 3 hours (1 hour for children less than 3 months), and lasts for 1 to 2 hours after removal.
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