Medication information

Ametop 4% gel

This medication is typically used to numb the skin before a procedure. Its effects can be felt within 1 hour.

Instructions

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.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause itching at the site where the medication is used;
  • it could cause water retention and swelling;
  • it may cause local redness.

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.

Storage

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.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.