How to use
Prior to any of these treatments apply a thick coating and rub in thoroughly to the area being worked on (laser, tattoo piercing etc.). Once rubbed in add an additional layer. Cover the cream with plastic wrap (saran wrap). The heat under the plastic wrap helps activate the cream. Then let the professional remove the plastic wrap, usually after about 30 minutes.
If using to treat just pain then apply a thick layer to any of the areas that have been worked on (or that are in pain).
Tattoo Numb contains Lidocaine, which can have fatal effects when used in excess. Therefore, it is recommended that Tattoo Numb be applied in the smallest dose possible to relieve the pain. Lidocaine is absorbed through the bloodstream, so overdosing is possible.
Ideally, Tattoo Numb can be used three or four times a day, but no more than 8 times in a 24-hour period. It should not be used for longer than seven days.
Possible side effects in case of an overdose are:
- Difficulty breathing
If any if these side effects occur, seek medical attention immediately. Check with the prescribing doctor regarding interactions with other medications.
If you missed a dose take the medication as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time to your next dose then skip your missed dose and resume your normal schedule. Do not attempt to double up a dosage.
Do not share your prescription of Tattoo Numb with others, since they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
Inform your doctor of your medical history: especially of disorders of the red blood cells, lack of enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. People who are taking medicine for an irregular heartbeat should be cautious. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, wash the eye out at once with water or saline and protect until the numbness is gone.
Inform you doctor of all medication you use: especially of other skin product you use. Do not use this cream on the same area as ok skin preparations without advice.
Side effects may include:
- Redness where applied
- Unusual sensations on skin or pale skin
Severe allergic reactions may include:
- Facial swelling
- Difficulty breathing or tightness in chest
When these occur, seek emergency medical attention immediately.