EMLA cream is a local anaesthetic that reduces sensitivity at the tip of the penis when applied. Buy Emla Cream from Click Pharmacy today!


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Emla 5% Cream

Medication features:

  • Oil-based cream
  • Prescription-only topical medication
  • Helps you last longer during sex

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Emla Cream Prices

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Medicine 1 tube 2 tubes
Emla Cream 5 g £5.99 £10.99
Emla Cream 30 g £21.99 £39.99

Prices include free private prescription.

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Orders approved by our medical team before 3pm Monday – Friday are dispatched the same day via Royal mail. All orders are sent using a tracked and signed for service. Orders are not dispatched on weekends and bank holidays.

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Delivered within 1-3 working days. Excludes bank holidays. A tracked service with signature required on delivery.

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Buy Emla Cream Online UK

You can order Emla cream online in the UK from our registered pharmacy. Complete the online medical assessment to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. If approved, your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacy team for next day delivery to your address. 

About Emla Cream

Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics (EMLA) is an oil-based cream containing the active ingredients lidocaine and prilocaine and is commonly used as a treatment for premature ejaculation (PE). When applied, the cream acts as an anaesthetic, reducing sensitivity at the tip of the penis meaning that the user can enjoy sexual intercourse for longer.

How does Emla cream affect contraception?

A small amount of EMLA cream should be applied to the head of the penis approximately 20 minutes before engaging in sexual intercourse. Any excess cream should be wiped away, and further product can be applied if you feel you’re not receiving the desired effect. A condom can be used to protect your partner from the effects of the cream. However, it is important to be aware that this product can increase the likelihood of condoms splitting. To reduce this risk, you should ensure that any surplus cream has been wiped away from your penis before putting a condom on. If you are very worried, you might want to consider using two condoms or other contraceptive methods.

Alternatives to Emla cream

The best alternative to Emla Cream is known as Stud 100 Desensitising Spray. It contains lidocaine, which desensitises the penis. 

There are a few non-medicinal treatment options for premature ejaculation. They are:

● Behavioural Techniques - Often taught by sex therapists.
● Psychological Techniques - Therapy or counselling can help you maintain an erection.
● Decrease Penis Sensitivity - Use a thicker or more numbing condom like the Durex Extended Pleasure. You can also try masturbating a few hours before sexual intercourse.


How to apply Emla cream

Although you may need to test out various dosage levels to help with your specific level of PE, the initial recommended amount for someone new to using EMLA cream is usually pea-sized or one quarter of an inch. You can then change the dosage very slightly if you find that this amount makes you feel too numb or not yet numb enough.

It should be spread lightly over the penis though if you find you only want to delay the time it takes to ejaculate very slightly, then using the cream on the penis head alone can be enough.

When to apply Emla cream

Application of EMLA cream should be at least 10 minutes prior to intercourse to allow enough time for the effects of the cream to kick in. Although the cream can take a little longer to work on the penis shaft as the skin is slightly thicker here, you should experience a slight numbing effect all over within 30 minutes.

What are the side effects of Emla cream?

As EMLA is a cream that is applied directly to the skin’s surface, the most common side effects relate to the skin. These include forms of reaction such as:

  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Itching

While extremely rare, there can be more serious side effects, most notably occurring if a patient uses too much cream or does not apply it as recommended. These unusual side effects include:

  • Breathing trouble
  • blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fainting
  • Severe drowsiness

It’s important to seek medical help immediately should you experience any serious side effects when using this product.

Warnings to consider before using Emla cream

Although Emla cream's purpose is to reduce the sensitivity of the penis, it is vital to note that the effectiveness of the cream can vary significantly. If you think that Emla cream was not as effective as you hoped it would be for the first time, try spreading it over a larger area. However, make sure not to use more than a pea-sized amount. Also, please do not leave it in place for more than 30 minutes. This is because if you leave Emla cream on for too long, you may experience complete numbness. This can prevent you from getting an erection.

Do not use Emla cream if:

  • You are anaemic
  • You have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • You have methaemoglobinaemia
  • You have atopic dermatitis 

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