What is Lanacane Original Cream?
Lanacane Original Cream is used to relieve irritation and itching caused by dry skin, scrapes, small cuts, insect bites and stings, heat rash, nettle stings and external anal and vaginal itching.
It contains benzocaine, a local anaesthetic that relieves the urge to scratch and provides relief from irritation.
How does Lanacane Original Cream work?
You can pick up Lanacane Original Cream over the counter to treat insect bites and stings, dry skin, heat rash, nettle stings, external genital itching and scrapes and cuts.
The cream contains the local anaesthetic benzocaine. This works by blocking nerve signals in the body, providing relief from symptoms and stopping the urge to scratch. The cream forms a protective layer over inflamed tissue with a cooling, anaesthetic action.
Lanacane Original Cream is designed for short-term use only. If your symptoms persist for more than 7 days despite using this cream, you should seek medical advice from your doctor.
How to use Lanacane Original Cream
- You should always use Lanacane Original Cream as detailed in the instructions
- Pierce the top of the tube using the spike on the cap
- Apply the cream evenly to the affected area(s)
- This treatment can be repeated up to 3 times a day
- Do not use this cream for longer than 7 days without consulting your doctor
- If you are in any doubt as to how to use this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist
What dosages are available for Lanacane Original Cream?
There is only one dosage available for Lanacane Original Cream. The cream comes in a 30g or 60g aluminium tube. The cream contains 3% benzocaine w/w, an ester local anaesthetic.
You can buy Lanacane Original Cream over the counter, without a prescription from your doctor.
What are the side effects of Lanacane Original Cream?
Rarely, Lanacane Original Cream can cause skin sensitivity resulting in redness, irritation, itching, blistering and minor swelling. If this happens, stop using the cream and consult your doctor for advice.
If you experience any of the following side effects, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: headache; tiredness; confusion; quickened heart-rate; dizziness or shortness of breath; pale or blueish appearance of skin, fingertips or lips.
Medicines affect people differently and not everyone using Lancane Original Cream will experience side effects.
What are the precautions/interactions of Lanacane Original Cream?
Lanacane Original Cream may interact with some other medicines. Medicines known to interact with Lanacane Original Cream include sulfonamides and aminosalyclic acid. You should tell your doctor if you are taking these or any other medicines (including over-the-counter medicines and herbal remedies) before using Lanacane Original Cream.
This cream is for external use only and is not designed to be used on large areas of the body.
Do not apply to sunburnt, broken or infected skin or skin affected by eczema.
You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Lanacane Original Cream if you have asthma, emphysema, bronchitis or another breathing disorder.
You should also consult your doctor if you have heart disease, or if you have a family member with, or personal history of, a genetic enzyme deficiency or methemoglobinemia.
Lanacane Original Cream is suitable for use in adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
Because there is a lack of information available regarding the safety of use in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, you should not use Lanacane Original Cream if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
If you are allergic to benzocaine or any of the other ingredients, you should not use this medicine. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using the medicine and speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How to buy Lanacane Original Cream online
You can buy Lanacane Original Cream online and receive your order as early as tomorrow. To do so, complete a short consultation to ensure the cream will be fully effective for the condition in which you're obtaining it.
Getting Lanacane Original Cream delivered in the UK
Lanacane Original Cream is available for free next-day delivery across the UK. For this you must have your consultation approved by 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Your consultation takes approximately 2 minutes to complete and a further 10minutes on average to be reviewed.
We also offer a nominated day delivery and UPS Pickup Points.