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Prilox 5gm Cream
Salt Composition : Lidocaine,prilocaine
Manufacturer : NEON LABORATORIES LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Prilox 5gm Cream
Prilox 5gm Cream contains two active ingredients Lidocaine, Prilocaine in one tablet, which belongs to the group of medications called local anesthetics. This combination is used to treat topically (on the skin) to numb the skin or mucous membranes before certain medical procedures or minor surgeries. They can also reduce pain or discomfort associated with certain skin conditions.
Do not take Prilox 5gm Cream if you are allergic to it, other similar local anesthetics, or any other ingredients in the cream. Avoid getting this cream in your eyes, as it can cause irritation. If this cream accidentally comes into contact with your eye, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water or a salt (sodium chloride) solution. Avoid exposing your eye to anything until the sensation returns. Before using this cream, notify your physician if you or your child have a rare inherited illness called 'glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.' This condition affects blood and may require special consideration when using this cream.
Do not use this cream on areas with skin rash, cuts, scrapes, or other open wounds, except for leg ulcers. If any of these issues are present, consult your physician before using the cream. If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, it's essential to consult your physician before using this cream. Some active substances in Prilox 5gm Cream can be passed into breast milk. However, the amount that transfers is very small and generally considered safe for breastfeeding infants.
Uses of Prilox 5gm Cream
- Treatment of local pain relief
Therapeutic Effects of Prilox 5gm Cream
Prilox 5gm Cream work by blocking nerve signals in the body. They inhibit the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain, resulting in temporary numbness in the treated area.
Interaction of Prilox 5gm Cream with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Prilox 5gm Cream and reduce their effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Prilox 5gm Cream
- Store the Prilox 5gm Cream at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).
- Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
How to consume Prilox 5gm Cream
Prilox 5gm Cream should only be used under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. For surface skin procedures, your physician will apply a generous amount of the cream or gel to cover the area. Gently rub or massage it into the skin, and ensure it remains in contact with the skin for the recommended duration.
Safety Advices for Prilox 5gm Cream
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, it's essential to consult your physician before using Prilox 5gm Cream.
Some active substances in Prilox 5gm Cream can be passed into breast milk. However, the amount that transfers is very small and generally considered safe for breastfeeding infants.
Whether Prilox 5gm Cream can be used in patients with lung disorders is unknown. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Prilox 5gm Cream is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with Prilox 5gm Cream. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
Prilox 5gm Cream is unlikely to significantly influence your ability to drive or operate machinery when used at recommended doses.
Side Effects of Prilox 5gm Cream
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Allergic reactions
- Skin reactions
Word of Advice
While the area is numb, be cautious to avoid any activities that could lead to accidental injury or damage to the numbed skin or mucous membranes. For example, avoid biting your lip or cheek if the Prilox 5gm Cream is applied inside your mouth. If you are unable to eat or drink immediately after a procedure due to numbness, staying hydrated is still essential. Sipping water regularly can help prevent dehydration. Dehydration can lead to other complications, so it's necessary to prioritize hydration even when you can't feel your mouth or throat properly.
Q 1. How long does the numbing effect of Prilox 5gm Cream last?
The duration of numbness varies but typically lasts for about 1 to 2 hours after application of Prilox 5gm Cream. It may vary based on the specific formulation and concentration used.
Q 2. Can I use Prilox 5gm Cream for tattoos or piercings?
Prilox 5gm Cream is sometimes used to reduce pain during tattooing or piercing procedures, but it's essential to consult with a physician and follow their guidance for proper application.
Q 3. How should I apply Prilox 5gm Cream?
You should apply a thin layer of the Prilox 5gm Cream to the area to be numbed, ensuring that it covers the entire surface. It's important to avoid using excessive amounts. Overuse can lead to complications.
Q 4. What are Prilox 5gm Cream used for?
Prilox 5gm Cream is commonly used to numb the skin before procedures such as needle insertion, minor skin surgery, tattoo removal, or laser therapy.
Q 5. How does Prilox 5gm Cream work?
Prilox 5gm Cream works by blocking nerve signals in the body. They inhibit the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain, resulting in temporary numbness in the treated area.
Fact Box of Prilox 5gm Cream
Molecule name: Lidocaine + Prilocaine
Therapeutic class: Topical anaesthetics
Pharmacological class: Local anaesthetic agents
Indications: Treatment of local pain relief
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