NUMIT is a mixture of two local anaesthetics, lidocaine (lignocaine) and prilocaine.
These local anaesthetics are combined with special agents which allow the products to pass through the skin. Once through the skin the numbing effect they produce allows minor surgical procedures to be performed with a complete or significant reduction in pain.
These procedures can include taking blood samples, vaccination, skin grafting, cleaning leg ulcers, inserting an intravenous catheter, minor superficial cosmetic procedures and procedures on genital skin.
Numit is available as a cream which is applied then covered with a dressing.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Your doctor or pharmacist may prescribe this medicine for another use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you want more information.
NUMIT is not addictive.
Do not apply NUMIT cream to any open wounds except leg ulcers.
Do not use NUMIT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor says it is safe.
The ingredients in NUMIT have been used for many years and no ill effects have been shown if they are used while you are pregnant.
Only very small amounts of NUMIT get into the blood so even though so even though your baby can take in NUMIT from breast milk if you are breast feeding.
NUMIT should not be used in premature babies.
We do not have enough knowledge yet to be sure if it is safe in premature babies.
Do not use after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack or the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Do not use it to treat any other complaints unless your doctor says it is safe.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else.