Used to numb the skin before certain medical procedures, such as injections or drawing blood from a blood vessel. This medicine is a topical anesthetic. This product was removed from the U.S. market on November 11, 2008.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose. This medicine is given by placing a special round container on your skin. The container pushes the medicine into the skin, and does not use a needle to do this. You or your child will hear a popping noise when the medicine is given.
This medicine is for use only on the skin. It will not be used on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you or your child are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have severe liver disease, bleeding problems, or a condition called pseudocholinesterase deficiency (a genetic disease).
Do not let your child get any of the medicine in the mouth. This medicine can cause serious side effects, especially in children, if any of it gets into the mouth and is swallowed.