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LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream (All Sizes)

SKU : CHN3423472|PIP-Code : 3423472|EAN : 5060083290229
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LMX4 Lidocaine 4% Cream is a fast and effective topical anaesthetic that relieves pain from medical procedures involving needles and when receiving a tattoo.
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LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream

LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream contains lidocaine, a local anaesthetic to temporarily numb the surface of the skin to provide pain relief when inserting needles in adults and children over 1 month for medical purposes, for example when giving a blood sample. It can also be used to numb the skin prior to administration of painful topical treatments on larger surface areas of intact skin and prior to receiving a tattoo in adults aged 18 years and over.

LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream is available in 5g and 30g tubes.
  • Always use Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream exactly as instructed. Ask immediately if you have any questions. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will either apply the cream for you, or show you how much to use.
  • Do not apply to raw or blistered skin, in the ear, inside the nose, in the mouth, to the anus (back passage), where there is a skin rash or eczema, or where there are cuts, grazes or wounds.
  • Avoid getting Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream in your eyes, as it may cause irritation. If you accidentally get any in your eye, immediately rinse it well with lukewarm water or sodium chloride (salt) solution and protect it until sensation returns.
  • How you use LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream changes, depending upon why you are using the product. Make sure you choose and follow the correct dosage section.
  • Your doctor or nurse will tell you where you should apply the cream. If the cream is to be used over large areas, a doctor or nurse will apply it for you.
  • LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream blocks all sensations in the treated area. Avoid scratching, rubbing and exposure to extreme hot and cold until the anaesthetic effect has worn off.
  • 1g of cream is approximately equal to a 5cm length of cream squeezed from the 5g tube or 3.5cm squeezed from the 30g tube.
To provide pain relief when inserting a needle into a vein

Dosage
  • Adults, including the elderly, and children over 1 year of age: 1g to 2.5g of cream, to cover an area of skin 2.5cm x 2.5cm (1" x 1"). Do not leave on the skin for longer than 5 hours.
  • Infants over 3 months but below 1 year of age: No more than 1g of cream should be applied. Do not leave on the skin for longer than 4 hours.
  • Infants over 1 month but below 3 months of age: No more than 1g of creamshould be applied. Do not leave on the skin for longer than 1 hour.
Administration
  • Apply LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream at least 30 minutes before the medical procedure starts.
  • Using the quantity stated above, apply the cream in a thick layer to the skin.
  • Cover the cream with a dressing, to prevent it being accidentally rubbed off the skin.
  • After approximately 30 minutes remove the dressing. Immediately remove the cream with a clean tissue or gauze.
  • Inserting a needle into the vein should be performed shortly after removing the cream
To provide anaesthesia prior to administration of painful topical treatments on larger surface areas of intact skin

Dosage
  • Adults and the elderly aged 18 years and over: Use 1.5g to 2g on each 10cm² area of skin, to cover a maximum total area of 900cm² (approximately equal to a back or thigh).
Administration
  • Apply LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream approximately 30 to 60 minutes before the procedure starts.
  • Using the quantities stated above, apply the cream in a thin layer to the skin.
  • Ensure the cream is not accidentally rubbed off the skin.
  • After approximately 30 to 60 minutes, remove the cream with a tissue or gauze.
  • The procedure should begin shortly after removal of the cream.
  • The cream should not be reapplied for at least 12 hours after it has been removed.
  • Active Ingredient: Lidocaine 40mg per 1g cream.
  • Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomers, Cholesterol, Phospoholipon 80H, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Trolamine, Vitamin E Acetate and Purified Water.
  • Ask your doctor for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lidocaine is passed into breast milk, but in such small quantities that there is generally no risk for the child.
  • Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation. 
Do not use LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream:
  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to lidocaine or any of the other ingredients.
  • You are allergic to any similar local anaesthetics.
Take special care with LMX4 Lidocaine 4% w/w Cream and talk to your doctor or pharmacist before use if:
  • You are acutely ill or elderly (you will be more sensitive to lidocaine).
  • You have a history of being sensitive to the ingredients of any medicines.
  • You have a severe liver (hepatic) disease.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have recently used any other medicines, with or without a prescription, but specifically:
  • LMX4 or any other local anaesthetic.
  • Any medicine used to prevent or treat an irregular heart beat, such as tocainide, mexiletime or amiodarone.
  • The beta-blocker propranolol, for the treatment of hypertension.
  • Cimetidine, for the treatment of heartburn or stomach ulcers.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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