XYLOCAINE Ointment 5% is used to produce a temporary loss of feeling or numbness of the area where it is applied in
adults and children 2 years of age and older, and can be used:
• before certain types of examinations done by your doctor
• to help relieve the pain from minor skin abrasions, sunburn or other minor burns, sore nipples, insect bites and hemorrhoids.
WHAT IT DOES:
XYLOCAINE Ointment 5% is the brand name for a topical
anesthetic that contains the drug lidocaine. Topical
anesthetics are used to produce a temporary loss of feeling
or numbness on the area where they are applied.
XYLOCAINE Ointment 5% should start to work within 5
minutes after you apply it. The pain relief effect lasts about
4 hours specifically for wounds caused by burning. When a
gauze is used over the cream, it may extend the effect of
relief of pain in burn wounds.
XYLOCAINE Ointment 5% also contains polyethylene glycol,
propylene glycol, and purified water.