This product contains 2 local anesthetics: lidocaine and tetracaine. It is used on the skin to prevent pain before certain procedures (such as inserting a needle for drawing blood, removing a small piece of skin for testing). It works by briefly numbing the skin and surrounding area.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not open the foil pouch that contains the patch until you are ready to apply the patch. Make sure the skin is clean and dry before applying the patch. The patch should only be applied to normal, unbroken skin. Do not apply the patch to skin that is cut, scratched, swollen, or red. Do not cut or tear the patch or get the patch wet. Peel away the protective liner and place the patch on the procedure site as directed by your doctor, usually 20 to 30 minutes before the procedure. Do not touch the middle part of the patch that contains the medication. Firmly press down on the edges of the patch to make sure it does not fall off. Wash your hands after applying the patch. If the patch is near or on your hand, make sure not to get the patch wet. Do not cover the small holes on the outside of the patch.

You may feel a warm feeling on the area where the patch is applied. However, if the area starts hurting or burning, then you should remove the patch and tell your doctor. Do not apply the patch on your lips or near or in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse the area with plenty of water and protect the area until the numbness goes away.

Remove the patch as directed, usually shortly before the procedure. You should not leave the patch on for more than 30 minutes. Leaving the patch in place for longer than directed will increase the risk of side effects. Also, using more than 1 patch at a time or using patches one after the other may increase the risk of side effects. After removing the patch, stick the patch onto the foil pouch or fold the patch in half with the sticky sides together and discard out of reach of children and pets. Do not reuse the patch. Wash your hands after removing the patch unless you are treating an area on the hands. The skin where the patch was placed will feel numb so be careful not to injure the area (such as by rubbing or scratching it) or let the skin touch hot or cold things.

This patch may be harmful if placed in the mouth or swallowed. If you are applying this product on a child, make sure the patch stays in place and that your child does not put the patch in his/her mouth.

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