General information about Emla Cream
Emla is a topical local anaesthetic cream. In order to treat PE it is applied to the skin of the penis, where it inhibits hypersensitivity and extends the period before reaching the climax.
How does Emla work ?
Spreading Emla on the skin of your penis leads to a slightly numbing effect which moderates the responses to stimulation and therefore prolongs intercourse. As the transmission of neuro-signals from the penis to the brain is reduced the user is able to last longer during sex.
PE can be caused by different issues including hormone imbalance, an oversensitive penis or nervousness concerning sexual performance with new partners.
When should I use Emla?
Emla should be applied 15-20 minutes before sexual contact, to ensure that the effect covers the time of intercourse.
Follow recommended precautions while using Emla cream
Emla proves to be an effective treatment for premature ejaculation. However, it is very important to make sure that you wash off the cream of your penis before you engage in sexual intercourse with your partner because there is a risk of numbing the vagina otherwise. The numbing effect may lessen your sexual pleasure as well, which is why techniques to increase the time you last, such as starting and stopping penetration and squeezing methods, can be used additionally.
How do I apply Emla cream?
Before applying Emal for the first time you should consult a doctor to define the appropriate quantity for usage. If the desired effect is not achieved the dosage may be increased after further consultation. Please wash your hands thoroughly after spreading the cream on the head of the penis and remove any excess cream from the penis to avoid numbing other sections of your body.
How to use Emla?
Take as prescribed and consult the leaflet provided for more information.
Possible side effects of Emla
Like all medicines, EMLA Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Severe allergic reactions (rare, affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop using EMLA Cream and see a doctor straight away. The signs may include sudden onset of:
- Feeling short of breath.
- Low blood pressure, which may make you feel faint or dizzy.
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body.
Bluish-grey skin (rare, affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
The skin may become bluish-grey due to a lack of oxygen. If this happens to you, see a doctor straight away.
Other possible side effects:
Common (affect less than 1 in 10 people)
- Redness, slight swelling, or pale skin where the cream was used. This usually goes away after a short time.
Uncommon (affect less than 1 in 100 people)
- A mild burning or itching sensation when the cream is put on the skin. (When EMLA Cream is used on the genitals, this is a common side effect, affecting less than 1 in 10 people.)
- A tingling feeling where the cream was put on the skin.
Rare (affect less than 1 in 1,000 people)
- Mild allergic reactions (which may cause rash or swelling).
- Small red dots on the skin where the cream was applied. This is more likely in children with skin problems such as ‘atopic dermatitis’ or ‘mollusca’.
- Eye irritation after getting cream into your eyes by mistake.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
A more detailed list of side effects can be found in the patient information.
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from the PDF-version from this website because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged or the medicine is from another brand.