Local anesthetic of the amide group.
Therapeutic activity :
Esracain cream is indicated as a topical anesthetic and as local pain relief of the skin and mucous membranes, due to cuts, abrasions and hemorrhoids and before local skin procedures.
Do not swallow! This medicine is intended for external use only.
Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact with the eyes, rinse them well with water.
Apply topically in a thin layer to the affected area, as needed. Do not bandage or heat the area.
Recommended dosage unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor:
Children 2-12 years of age: do not apply more than 0.1 grams of cream for each kg of body weight (application of approximately 3 cm of cream for each 10 kg of body weight), up to 3 times per day (every 8 hours).
Adults and children over 12 years of age: do not apply more than 5 grams of cream (approximately 15 cm of cream) once every 6 hours.
Do not use more than one tube per day.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
For persistent, severe or extensive skin conditions, consult your doctor.
Do not use this medicine if you are hypersensitive to any of its ingredients, or to another local anesthetic of the amide group.
Do not use on festering sores, open wounds, bums or large areas of skin.
Frequent usage of this medicine on large skin areas or for a long period of time, including use before cosmetic procedures, may result in severe side effects due to excessive absorption.
This medicine is not intended for use in the eyes.
This medicine is usually not intended for infants under the age of two years.
Do not take this medicine frequently or for a long period without consulting your doctor.
Do not take this medicine without consulting a doctor before starting treatment, in the following cases: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you suffer or have suffered in the past from impaired function of the: liver, kidneys, heart and/or vascular system, or if you are a geriatric patient.
If you are taking any other medications including non-prescription drugs and nutrition supplements, or if you have recently finished treatment with another drug, please notify your doctor in order to prevent any potential risks or a potential reduction in efficacy that may result from drug interactions. In particular, medicines of the following therapeutic groups may interact with your medicine: medications for the treatment of heart diseases/hypertension, cimetidine, other local anesthetics.
Please do not consider this information as an alternative to consulting your physician or pharmacist.
For further information on instructions for use, risks and side effects, please read the patient package insert and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Read the patient package insert carefully before starting to take any medication.