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Introduction

Toplap Gel is a combination of two local anesthetic medicines, that helps to numb the area where it is applied. It is used on normal or unbroken skin to prevent pain before certain procedures like inserting a needle, suturing of a wound etc.

Toplap Gel works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. This medicine is for external use only. Make sure that the affected area is clean and dry before applying this medicine. Apply a thin layer and rub it gently to form a layer of about 2-3mm. After that, apply an occlusive dressing to protect the area. Keep the dressing for a minimum of 2 hours before any scheduled treatment or surgery. Avoid getting it into your eyes or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

The most common side effects of this medicine include application site reactions like a burning sensation, irritation, itching, redness, and rashes. However, these are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not go away or bother you for a longer duration.

Uses of Toplap Gel

  • Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)

Benefits of Toplap Gel

In Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)

Toplap Gel is an anesthetic and causes loss of feeling (numbness) of skin on the area of injection. This reduces pain and discomfort. Toplap Gel is given by doctor or nurse during surgery and other medical and dental procedures. It works by blocking nerve signals in the brain and thus reduces pain sensation.

Side effects of Toplap Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Toplap

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Rash

How to use Toplap Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Toplap Gel works

Toplap Gel is a combination of two medicines: Prilocaine and Lidocaine. It works by blocking pain signals from the nerves of the affected area to t he brain. This decreases the sensation of pain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Toplap Gel is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Toplap Gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Toplap Gel must be applied over intact skin and cover with treated area with dressing.
  • Do not apply it to broken or infected areas of skin, face, eyes or eyelids unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
  • Wash your hands properly with soap before and after applying the medicine.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose or any mucous membrane and rinse thoroughly in case of accidental contact or seek medical help in case of ingestion.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.

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FAQs

Q. What is Toplap Gel used for?

Toplap Gel is a combination of two local anesthetics, prilocaine and lidocaine. It is used to numb the surface of the intact skin before needle insertion or minor superficial surgical procedures. In addition, when applied to genital mucosa (inner membrane of private parts) it provides numbness, thereby preventing any pain while instilling the injection.

Q. How long does Toplap Gel last for?

The effect of numbness after application of Toplap Gel is expected to be upto 3 hours under pressure dressing and may persist for 1 to 2 hours after removal of the cream.

Q. How do you use Toplap Gel?

Toplap Gel should be applied to the skin for at least 1 hour before the start of a routine procedure (needle insertion). Maintain a gap of at least 2 hours before the start of a painful procedure (minor surgical procedure). Apply pressure bandage on the top to give an even distribution of cream and protect the area. When applied to the genital mucosa, a thick layer of Toplap Gel is applied to the skin surface for 15 minutes, before giving local anesthetic injection. Your doctor will advise the exact duration to apply the cream.

Q. Can Toplap Gel be used on open wounds?

No, Toplap Gel must used on unbroken skin and the genital area. Do not apply to open wounds or broken skin unless directed by your doctor.

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References

  1. Lidocaine and Prilocaine [FDA Label]. Buena, NJ: IGI Laboratories Inc.; 2018. [Accessed 09 Dec. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Prilocaine and lidocaine [EMC SmPC]. Aspen Pharma Trading Limited: Dublin 24, Ireland; 1996 [revised 5th Jul. 2002]. [Accessed 09 Dec. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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