Prilox Cream 5gm
About Prilox Cream 5 gm
Prilox Cream 5 gm belongs to the class of local anaesthetics known as ‘numbing medication’ used to produce local numbness (anaesthesia) on skin before surgical procedure or injections. Pain is a symptom triggered by the nervous system, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the body. Pain may be dull or sharp, it might be constant or intermittent. The tolerance level of pain might vary from person to person.
Prilox Cream 5 gm is a combination of amide-type local anaesthetics: Lidocaine and Prilocaine. Prilox Cream 5 gm blocks the influx (entry) of sodium ions into the membrane that surrounds the nerves, thereby preventing initiation and conduction of impulses. Hence, it gives an anaesthetic effect and helps decrease the sensation of pain.
Use Prilox Cream 5 gm as suggested by your doctor. Do not apply it to broken, irritated skin or open wounds unless directed by your doctor. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as reactions at the application site (burning, itching, redness and irritation). Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.
Before using Prilox Cream 5 gm, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have broken skin/infection in the area where Prilox Cream 5 gm to be applied, heart disease, liver disease, a certain blood disorder (methemoglobinemia). Inform your doctor before using Prilox Cream 5 gm if you plan to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding. If Prilox Cream 5 gm comes in contact with eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina rinse with water immediately. Do not apply Prilox Cream 5 gm on the swollen skin areas or deep puncture wounds. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications before using Prilox Cream 5 gm to rule out any side-effects.
Uses of Prilox Cream 5 gm
Pain (during surgical procedure and injections)
Prilox Cream 5 gm is a combination of amide-type local anaesthetics, namely: Lidocaine and Prilocaine. Prilox Cream 5 gm is used to produce local numbness (anaesthesia). It is used to numb the normal, unbroken skin or on the outer genital area to prevent pain before surgical procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts or skin laser surgery. Prilox Cream 5 gm works by blocking the transmission of the nerve signals in the body, thereby helps in decreasing the sensation of pain.
Directions for Use
It must be applied to intact skin before the surgical procedure. Apply a thin layer with clean and dry hands on the skin. You can also apply it with a piece of clean cotton wool or a gauze swab. Gently rub the medicine into the skin until it is disappeared. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Prilox Cream 5 gm.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Prilox Cream 5 gm
- Mild burning at the site of the application
- Changes in skin colour at the site of application
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Use the recommended dose of Prilox Cream 5 gm to numb the skin. Do not exceed the dose and duration and don’t cover treated skin areas with a bandage without the doctor’s advice. In some cases, Prilox Cream 5 gm can cause fatal side effects such as uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing or respiratory failure (breathing stops), if too much of the medicine is absorbed through the skin. Consult your doctor before using Prilox Cream 5 gm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor will prescribe you Prilox Cream 5 gm only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Prilox Cream 5 gm causes drowsiness, so drive with caution. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Prilox Cream 5 gm as it could lead to increased drowsiness. Prilox Cream 5 gm may not be suitable for people with a blood disorder, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, kidney or liver problems. Inform your doctor about your health condition and medications before using Prilox Cream 5 gm to rule out any side-effects.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Prilox Cream 5 gm may have interaction with antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, quinine), medicines used to treat seizures (fits) (phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine), heart rhythm and blood pressure-lowering medication (amiodarone, dofetilide, dronedarone, mexiletine, sotalol, tocainide, nitroprusside, nitroglycerin, isosorbide), antibiotics (nitrofurantoin).
Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid consuming alcohol along with Prilox Cream 5 gm as it could lead to increased drowsiness.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Prilox Cream 5 gm may interact with a blood disorder, heart dysfunction, liver problems and kidney dysfunction.
- You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while using Prilox Cream 5 gm. Alcohol intake, along with Prilox Cream 5 gm, may cause increased drowsiness.
- Prilox Cream 5 gm is pregnancy category B drug. If a lady is pregnant then they can use the medicine only after the doctor’s recommendation. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe you Prilox Cream 5 gm only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
- BREAST FEEDING
- Prilox Cream 5 gm can be only be used in breastfeeding mothers after the doctor’s suggestion.
- Prilox Cream 5 gm may cause drowsiness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel drowsy.
- Prilox Cream 5 gm should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment/liver disease. Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.
- Prilox Cream 5 gm is safe if prescribed to the doctor in patients with serious kidney disease. Please ask your doctor and tell them about all of your liver problems.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Maintain a healthy weight by performing regular low-strain exercises and eating healthy food.
- Get adequate sleep as resting the muscles can help in reducing inflammation and swelling.
- De-stress yourself by meditating, reading books, taking a warm bubble bath or listen to soothing music.
- Eat food rich in antioxidants such as berries, spinach, kidney beans, dark chocolate, etc.
- Foods containing flavonoids help in reducing inflammation. These include soy, berries, broccoli, grapes and green tea.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Do not apply near eyes or open wounds.
- Inform your doctor right away if you develop blistering of the skin where the medication is applied.
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