Information about Prilocaine
Prilocaine is used for local anesthesia.
How Prilocaine works
Prilocaine is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. This helps to decrease the sensation of pain.
Common side effects of Prilocaine
Numbness, Slow heart rate, Common cold, Decreased blood pressure, High blood pressure, Nausea, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Vomiting, Dizziness
Available Medicine for Prilocaine
Expert advice for Prilocaine
- Prilocaine is for topical use only. Do not apply near the eyes or on open wounds.
- Do not apply cream to larger areas or for longer times than those recommended.
- The effect of prilocaine may increase for up to 3 hours under occlusive dressing and may persist for 1 to 2 hours even after removal of the cream.
- Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes liberally with water.