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EMLA Cream

EMLA cream, initially licensed as topical anaesthesia for genital mucosa, is also a numbing medication often used by men who are suffering from premature ejaculation. The medicine numbs the penis and helps men delay the time between an erection and the subsequent ejaculation.
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EMLA Cream

EMLA cream, initially licensed as topical anaesthesia for genital mucosa, is also a numbing medication often used by men who are suffering from premature ejaculation. The medicine numbs the penis and helps men delay the time between an erection and the subsequent ejaculation.


EMLA contains prilocaine and lidocaine and functions as a local anaesthetic for male genital. Apart from being used before minor surgical procedures on the penis or vagina, this cream also helps men who face premature ejaculation by increasing the time between their erection and ejaculation.

When the pain receptors at the nerve endings get stimulated, it leads to sodium entering and giving rise to an electrical signal in the nerve. The higher the electrical signal, the easier it is to pass the stimulation to the brain.

If the premature ejaculation is happening due to oversensitivity, the cream will help overcome it. The two primary ingredients in EMLA cream, lidocaine and prilocaine, function by restricting the passage of the electrical signals to the brain. That means the sensitivity in the area where the cream is applied minimises and allows the man to take longer for ejaculation.

Studies have proven that EMLA cream has been effective in overcoming premature ejaculation in over 77% of cases.


The primary benefit of using the EMLA cream as per the advised dosage is that the person will be able to lead a drastically improved sex life due to the longevity of their ejaculation time. The cream is a reliable medication to overcome the sexual performance anxiety, disappointment and embarrassment that comes along with premature ejaculation.

Even though EMLA cream is a non-prescription medication, it is crucial that you undertake an online consultation, such as the one provided by MedsNow to ensure that the cream is an appropriate medication for your needs. After the results of your consultation, you can place your order for it online and trust us to deliver it to you discreetly. If you buy it over the counter, there remains a significant risk of side effects, overdose and fake medication.

In order to save yourself the trouble of risking any side effects from the cream, it is essential to stick to the recommended dosage or application as advised by your doctor or on the package. You only need to apply a small amount of the cream on your penis about 20 minutes before indulging in any sexual activity to ensure that it seeps in on time and reliantly delays your discharge. Remember that your body needs only a small quantity of the medication, and any more of it will lead to excess absorption and subsequent side effects.

You need to apply a thick layer of the cream on the area of your penis that is intact at least 20 minutes before sex and then make sure to wipe the excess cream off before you enter your partner. The package contains a 30g tube, and you will be applying approximately 1g of the cream each time you need to use it.

While for the rest of the procedures the time it takes for the cream to work varies depending on the age of the person, the area of the skin and the purpose it is going to help fulfil, when used for premature ejaculation it takes about 20 minutes to start acting. For instance, if the aim is to clear a leg ulcer, the cream is applied 30 minutes prior to the procedure.

Like all other medications, EMLA cream also comes with its own set of side effects arising due to overdose or improper use. If you are using the medicine without a prescription, watch out for the below-mentioned list of side effects to avoid any unnecessary damage.

  • Red and pale skin due to disposal of the skin on the area where the cream is applied
  • Mild burning or itching
  • Warming and tingling sensations
  • Red blood cells disorder in children
  • Allergic reactions
  • Blisters on the skin
  • Nausea or vomiting

When applied 20 minutes before indulging in sex, the cream will ensure no stimulation and complete numbness in your penis for the next 1-2 hours.

  • Make sure to not overdose on the EMLA cream, which could lead to severe reactions if absorbed into the body in large quantities.
  • Keep the medicine away from the eyes and rinse well with water if any accidental contact occurs.
  • Do not swallow or consume the cream since it is strictly an external application medicine.
  • If the area where you apply the medication is injured, avoid the usage.
  • Once the cream is applied, prevent your penis from coming into contact with extremely hot or cold surfaces.
  Priligy EMLA Cream
Active Ingredient Dapoxetine Local Anesthetics, lidocaine and Prilocaine
Dosage One tablet 2 hours prior to sex Apply 20 minutes before sex and remove before penetration
Side Effects Dizziness, nausea, headache Swelling, redness and tingling

In addition to interacting with your body in a negative way to cause side effects, the cream can also react with some other medications that you might be taking. Make sure to inform your healthcare provider about these medicines to avoid any mishaps. Some of the drug interactions of EMLA include:

  • Chloroquine, dapsone, nitrofurantoin, etc.
  • Drugs to alter heart rhythms such as amiodarone, dofetilide, etc.
  • Phenobarbital, phenytoin and other seizure medicines
  • Bactrim, Septra and other sulfa drugs
  1. What is EMLA's active ingredient?

    EMLA cream consists of two active ingredients and effective local anaesthetics lidocaine (lignocaine) and prilocaine.

  2. What should I do in case of an overdose?

    Firstly remove any excess medicine from the surface and immediately contact a doctor.

  3. Should I continue using EMLA cream post its expiration date?

    No, doctors advise against using any medication past its expiration date, and the same rule applies to EMLA cream. Return any expired product to the pharmacy for proper disposal and make sure to check the date regularly.

  4. Do I need to see my doctor before using EMLA?

    Not necessarily. Since EMLA is available as an over-the-counter medication, you do not need a prescription to use it. It would be ideal to talk to your doctor, however, to make sure that it is the correct medication for your condition and avoid any possible side effects or drug interactions.

  5. How should I store the EMLA cream?

    Store the cream in a dry place within a temperature of 30 degrees but do not let it freeze.

  6. What happens if I miss a dose?

    If you depend on the EMLA cream to stop the stimulation before any surgery and you have missed a dose, make sure to inform your doctor well in advance. If the purpose of the cream is for premature ejaculation, you will not need medical attention. But you might have to face the effects of your condition, and your sexual activity will get affected.

  7. What should I avoid while using EMLA?

    Since it is an external medication, your diet does not affect its working. But you need to make sure that you do not accidentally end up injuring the numb area or get it in contact with an exceedingly hot or cold surface which might cause a burn.

  8. I am allergic to lidocaine. Can I use EMLA cream?

    No, it would not be ideal for you to use the cream in that case. Talk to your doctor for alternative medicine or treatment.

  9. At what age can you use EMLA cream?

    EMLA is safe for use in children over three months of age and all adults except the ones who might be allergic to the ingredients or taking medicines which might interact negatively with EMLA.

  10. How do you remove EMLA cream?

    After applying a thick layer of the cream, avoid rubbing it and cover it with an air-tight and water-tight dressing which you can remove after the required amount of time and then wipe off the cream.

  11. How often can you apply EMLA cream?

    Restrict the application of the cream to two per day and ensure a 12-hour gap in each. If used to treat the symptoms of premature ejaculation, it works for up to 2 hours and should be applied accordingly.

  12. How do I measure the correct dose/amount of EMLA?

    For any surgical or conditional needs, you need a thick layer of the medicine on the concerned surface area for it to become anaesthetised. Take enough of the cream needed to cover it in a thick coating but make sure to not rub to other surrounding areas

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