Dr. Numb Anesthetic Numbing Cream
Dr. Numb® is an OTC (Over-the-Counter) Topical Anesthetic Cream (commonly known as numbing cream) that contains 5% lidocaine. It produces temporary numbness or loss of sensation of the skin and its surrounding tissues after its application. It is primarily used for relief of pain associated with skin conditions and dermal procedures including:
Dermal Fillers, Electrolysis, Hair Removal, Laser Treatments, Microblading, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Mole Removal, Permanent Makeup, Piercing, Spider Vein Removal, Tattoo, Tattoo Removal, Waxing
Biopsy, Cannulation, Catheterization, Dermal Curettage, Drug Allergy Test, Insulin Shots, Glucose Tests, Intravenous (IV) Drug Administration, Immunization, Injections, Lumbar Puncture, Minor Surgery, Surgical Stitches
Abrasions, Desensitization, Hemorrhoids, Insect Bites, Itching, Minor Burns, Minor Cuts, Muscle and Joint Pains, Pruritus Ani, Scabies Itch, Scrapes, Sunburn
What makes it work?
Dr. Numb® has a precise formulation of lidocaine synergistically blended with excipients that emphasizes purity, strength and composition. The potency is employed through an advanced delivery system that guarantees improved bioavailability resulting to sufficient duration of action.
What makes it better?
- Non-invasive and Hypoallergenic
- Completely reversible and does not produce any residual effect on the nerve fiber
- Rapid onset of action (10-15 mins)
- Duration of action lasts up to 4 hours
- May be reapplied to prolong the numbness as necessary
- Does not cause irritation of tissues and nerves
- Contains Vitamin E for faster skin recovery
- Applicable to all skin types
Why choose Dr. Numb® Topical Anesthetic Cream?
Dr. Numb® is a top-grade pharmaceutical product approved by Health Canada and U.S. FDA that has been subjected through series of stability testing to ensure that all the components remain stable and consistently producing therapeutic effect during a given period of time. The quality systems in the production are modeled after pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that manufacturers are required to meet, thus ensuring effective and well-balanced formula (highest concentration of active pharmaceutical ingredients that are still within required levels).
What is in Dr. Numb®?
Excipients: Carbopol, Lecithin, Vitamin E, Propylene glycol, and Purified water
How often can it be applied?
Adults and children at least 2 years of age: Apply to affected areas not more than 3 to 4 times daily. Children under 2 years old, consult a physician. Conditions that require dose adjustments:
- Elderly patients
- Acutely ill patients
- Patients with severe liver and kidney disease
- Patients treated with other anesthetic or certain anti-arrhythmic drugs
How should it be administered?
- Wash the area with soap and water.
- Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Apply the cream and gently massage it into the skin evenly.
- Leave it on with an occlusive dressing. It should start to take effect within 10-15 minutes and fully numb the skin within 30-60 minutes after it is applied.
- Wipe the excess cream. Perform additional skin preparation as necessary.
When should you not use Dr. Numb® cream?
Do not use Dr. Numb® if:
allergic to lidocaine, any other “-caine” type anesthetics or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the product.
What are the side effects of Dr. Numb® cream and what to do about them?
Like any other medicines, Dr. Numb® cream may result in side effects for certain people. The most common side effects are irritation, redness, itching or rash. Although these side effects usually do not require medical attention, if they continue or are bothersome, report them to your doctor or health care professional.
The skin area where Dr. Numb® is applied may stay numb for several hours. Due to the absence of skin sensation, protect the skin from injuries. If any side effect bothers you, or if you experience any unusual effect while you are using Dr. Numb®, stop using it and check with your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Allergic reactions to the active ingredients have been seen but rare. Watch out for itching, hives, burning, stinging sensation or any other skin problems, swelling of neck area or any difficulty of breathing not present before using Dr. Numb®.
What happens when overdosed?
Medicines affect different people in different ways. If any side effects bother you, or if you experience any unusual effects while you are using Dr. Numb®, stop using it. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Early signs of include: numbness of the lips and around the mouth, lightheadedness, dizziness, unusual taste, ringing in the ears and blurred vision. In the event of serious overdose, seizures, low blood pressure, slowed breathing and irregular heartbeats may occur.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid contact with eyes. If this happens, rinse thoroughly with water. If conditions worsens or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again in within few days, discontinue use and consult a physician. Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw surfaces or blistered areas.
How should Dr. Numb® be stored?
Always keep the tube tightly closed. Store at temperatures not exceeding 15°C - 30 °C. Protect from freezing.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Dr. Numb contains lidocaine which is a substance used for years as a safe anesthetic in the medical industry. Dr. Numb uses a refined form of lidocaine which is the primary agent producing topical anesthetic effects when applied. Pain is caused by the stimulation of pain receptors at the ends of nerves. Stimulation causes sodium to enter the nerve ending which causes an electrical signal in the nerve. The signal passes along the nerve to the brain where it is interpreted as pain. Dr. Numb works by temporarily blocking the path of the pain signals along the nerves. This is done by preventing the sodium entering the nerve ending at the site of pain thus preventing the signal passing along the nerves to the brain. Dr. Numb is safe to be used for tattooing and will not effect the tattoo ink and healing of the tattoo. This is a non-oily topical anesthetic. The tattoo industry uses this product to numb the area of tattoo procedure for body piercing, tattooing, permanent makeup, needle injections and aftercare.
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Size: 30g tube