This medication is typically used to numb the skin before a procedure. Its effects can be felt within 1 hour.
Ensure that the area to be covered is clean and dry. Apply a thick layer on the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Do not apply it to skin that has been cut or scratched.
Generally, this medication is used only as needed.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
Keep this product in the refrigerator. If stored at room temperature, it will remain effective for 30 days only. Keep it out of reach of young children.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult: