Prilox Cream 5gm


Prilox Cream 5gm


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Prilox Cream

What is PRILOX?

PRILOX contains two active substances called lignocaine (lidocaine) and prilocaine
It works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time

What PRILOX is used for?

It can be used to numb the skin before

You are having an injection or a blood test
Minor skin operations

Talk to doctor

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

Are allergic to lignocaine (lidocaine) or prilocaine, other similar local anaesthetics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Have an itchy skin condition called ?atopic dermatitis? or any other skin conditions


Tell your doctor if you or your child have recently used or been given any other topical medicines

Directions & For Use

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or nurse have told you
PRILOX should be used on the genitals only by a doctor or nurse
When cream is used on leg ulcers, a doctor or nurse should supervise its use
Do not use PRILOX on the following areas

Cuts, grazes or wounds, excluding leg ulcers
Where there is a skin rash or eczema
In or near the eyes
Inside the nose, ear or mouth
In the back passage (anus)
On the genitals of children
If you use more PRILOX

If you use more PRILOX talk to your doctor straight away, even if you do not feel any symptoms


Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store at room temperature (15-25?C)
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date


cream is a combination of two local anesthetic medicines, that helps to numb the area where it is applied. It is used on normal or unbroken skin to prevent pain before certain procedures like inserting a needle, suturing of a wound etc.
Prilox Cream
cream works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
This medicine is for external use only. Make sure that the affected area is clean and dry before applying this medicine.
Apply a thin layer and rub it gently to form a layer of about 2-3mm.After that, apply an occlusive dressing to protect the area. Keep the dressing for a minimum of 2 hours before any scheduled treatment or surgery.
Avoid getting it into your eyes or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

most common side effects

The most common side effects of this medicine include application site reactions like a burning sensation, irritation, itching, redness, and rashes.
However, these are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not go away or bother you for a longer duration. click here : Prilox


  • Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)


In Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)

cream is an anesthetic and causes loss of feeling (numbness) of skin on the area of injection. This reduces pain and discomfort.
cream is given by doctor or nurse during surgery and other medical and dental procedures. It works by blocking nerve signals in the brain and thus reduces pain sensation.


Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prilox

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Rash


This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.
Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.


cream is a combination of two medicines: Prilocaine and Lidocaine. It works by blocking pain signals from the nerves of the affected area to t he brain. This decreases the sensation of pain.




No interaction found/established


cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breast feeding

cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.


No interaction found/established


No interaction found/established


No interaction found/established

Quick tips

  • cream must be applied over intact skin and cover with treated area with dressing.
  • Do not apply it to broken or infected areas of skin, face, eyes or eyelids unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
  • Wash your hands properly with soap before and after applying the medicine.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose or any mucous membrane and rinse thoroughly in case of accidental contact or seek medical help in case of ingestion.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.


Q. What is Prilox used for?

cream is a combination of two local anesthetics, prilocaine and lidocaine. It is used to numb the surface of the intact skin before needle insertion or minor superficial surgical procedures.

In addition, when applied to genital mucosa (inner membrane of private parts) it provides numbness, thereby preventing any pain while instilling the injection.

Q. How long does Prilox last for?

The effect of numbness after application of cream is expected to be upto 3 hours under pressure dressing and may persist for 1 to 2 hours after removal of the cream.

Q. Can Prilox be used on open wounds?

No, cream must used on unbroken skin and the genital area. Do not apply to open wounds or broken skin unless directed by your doctor.


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