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Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Anesthesia, resuscitation, analgesics
Active ingredients: Lidocaine, Prilocaine
laboratory: Astrazeneca

Adhesive medicated dressing
Box of 20 adhesive skin plasters
All forms


Local anesthesia of healthy skin, for example:
- before venous or subcutaneous punctures,
- before superficial cutaneous surgery, instrumental or by laser beam.

Dosage EMLAPATCH 5% Adhesive Medicated Dressing Box of 20 Adhesive Bandages

- The adhesive bandage is applied at least one hour before the procedure.
- At the end of the application time, the residue of the emulsion is carefully removed with a compress. The anesthesia obtained persists for 1 to 2 hours.
- The number of adhesive skin dressings to apply depends on the surface to be treated:
1 g (1 adhesive bandage) for an anesthetic surface of 10 cm².
- The maximum theoretical dose is:
50 g in adults.
The size of the patch may not be suitable for application to certain parts of the body of the newborn or infant. The use of the patch in the newborn and up to 3 months is reserved for application on a maximum surface of 10 cm².
Age: Minimum duration of application. Theoretical maximum dose. Maximum duration of application.
- Adult and children over 12 years old : 1 hour. 50 g. 4 hours**.
- Child :
. from 0 to 3 months : 1 hour. 1 g per 10 cm²: do not apply more than one patch at a time, do not renew before 12 hours. 1 hour * .
. from 3 to 12 months : 1 hour. 2 g: Do not apply more than two patches at a time. 4 hours**.
. from 12 months to 6 years : 1 hour. 10 g. 4 hours**.
. from 6 to 12 years old : 1 hour. 20 g. 4 hours**.
* In this age group, a duration of application greater than 1 hour has not been studied.
** Beyond 4 hours, the anesthetic effect decreases.
In children with atopic skin lesions: before curettage of molluscum, a 30-minute application time is recommended.

Against indications

Hypersensitivity to local anesthetics with an amide bond or any other component of the dressing.
- Congenital methemoglobinemia.
- Porphyries.
- Do not apply the anesthetic adhesive bandage to the eye or to the eyes, because of the risk of marked irritation.
- Do not apply to premature infants less than 37 weeks of corrected age.
It is recommended that EMLAPATCH not be used in infants 0 to 3 months of age with known or suspected G6PD deficiency.

Emlapatch side effects

- Cutaneous or mucosal application may locally induce erythema, pallor, pruritus, burning sensation or edema of the application site. These cutaneous reactions are benign, always reversible and do not prejudge the quality of the anesthesia obtained.
- Exceptionally, allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock.
- Methemoglobinemia, especially in children under 3 months, and in case of overdose.
- Due to the presence of castor oil, risk of eczema of contact.
- Rare cases of discrete local lesions at the application site, such as purpura or petechiae have been reported, particularly after application times longer than the recommended duration in children with atopic skin lesions or a molluscum contagiosum (see section on warnings and precautions for use).

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