EMLA cream
  • EMLA cream

EMLA cream 30g tube

Medication features

  • Applied 10-15 minute prior to sex
  • Washed off before intercourse
  • Reliable anesthetic cream


Order EMLA Cream for Premature Ejaculation Online

You can request to buy EMLA cream for premature ejaculation (PE) online, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address. 

Our doctors prescribe Emla cream for premature ejaculation as 'off-label' use. 'Off-label' means the medicine is being used in a way that is different to how it's described in the medical license of the product. You can read more information here. This information will also be provided in your delivery.

Priligy is an alternative oral medication for the treatment of premature ejaculation. This medication is indicated in men who ejaculate within 2 minutes of sexual intercourse.

For more information on premature ejaculation, visit the NHS choices website.

About EMLA cream

EMLA Cream, in the UK, is a commonly used anaesthetic cream which is applied directly to the skin for various reasons, such as before injections or minor surgical procedures. EMLA cream can also be used as a premature ejaculation cream. This is the online doctor page for premature ejaculation. If you would like to buy EMLA cream for another reason, visit our shop page.

EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. EMLA acts as a local anaesthetic by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. This reduces sensitivity in the area of skin that it’s applied to. When applied to the tip of the penis, this reduces sensitivity and can help to delay ejaculation in some men.  

Our doctors prescribe Emla cream for premature ejaculation as 'off-label' use. 'Off-label' means the medicine is being used in a way that is different to how it's described in the medical license of the product. You can read more information here. 

How to use EMLA cream on the penis

When using EMLA cream for PE, you should apply the cream to your penis around 10 to 30 minutes before sex. Apply a small, pea-sized amount on the glans of the penis.

The cream can also cause vaginal numbness. To avoid this happening, wash the cream off your penis around 5 to 10 minutes before sex. It will still have a numbing effect for the penis but will be less likely to affect the vagina. Wearing a condom after applying the cream will also stop the cream affecting the vagina. However, it may increase the risk of the condom splitting.

Is Emla cream effective at delaying ejaculation?

Studies have shown that anaesthetic creams can be effective at increasing the time it takes to ejaculate during sex. As with any medicine, how well it works can differ for different people. 

Who can use EMLA cream?

For premature ejaculation, men over the age of 18 are able to use it. It may not be suitable for some people such as men with a previous allergic reaction to any of the ingredients. EMLA cream should not be used by men who have a cut, rash, or wound on their penis. For further information see the patient information leaflet.

Alternative treatments

A common treatment used to delay ejaculation is Priligy. This medicine is taken as a tablet 60 minutes to 3 hours before sex to help men with premature ejaculation. It can help to delay ejaculation for up to 12 hours after a dose. To order it, or to read more about the medicine, see our Priligy page.

Non-drug treatments for premature ejaculation include psychological and behavioural therapy. This includes strategies like the ‘stop start technique’ or the squeeze technique. More information on both can be found on the NHS page for premature ejaculation. Check with your doctor or nurse for information on psychological therapy for PE. 

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What can EMLA cream be used for?

Apart from treating premature ejaculation, EMLA cream can be used to numb skin for various reasons. Examples include numbing the skin before injections, tattoos, and donating blood. 

Is EMLA cream safe for premature ejaculation?

EMLA cream is suitable for most men to use for premature ejaculation. Any side effects are usually mild and improve after a short time.

Side effects can happen on the area the cream is applied. It may cause itching, burning, or redness. If you notice any unusual side effects, stop using the cream and speak to your doctor.  

How long does EMLA cream take to work?

The cream works quickly to numb the tip of the penis. Applying the cream 15 minutes to 30 minutes before sex or sexual activity should help to delay ejaculation.

I am allergic to Lidocaine. Can I use EMLA cream?

No, EMLA cream contains Lidocaine. You should not use the cream if you are allergic to lidocaine.

Can I keep EMLA cream in the fridge?

Yes you can keep the tube of cream in the fridge if required, however, it should never be frozen.

Is EMLA cream good for premature ejaculation?

Scientific studies have shown that anaesthetic creams like EMLA can be effective at delaying ejaculation. The cream is applied before sex and numbs the tip of the penis. This makes it less sensitive, delaying ejaculation for some men.


Treatment Comparison

PriligyEMLA Cream
Active IngredientDapoxetineLocal Anaesthethics; lidocaine and prilocaine
DosageONE tablet 1-2 hours before sexual activityApplied 15-20 minutes before sexual activity, and wash off before sexual activity.
Side EffectsMost common; dizziness, nausea, headachesMost common: swelling / redness, tingling

Side Effects

Side Effects of EMLA Cream

The most common side effects with EMLA are experienced on the area of skin on which it is used. Generally, any side effects you may experience will be mild and infrequent. 

These side effects include burning, itching, paleness or redness of the skin. These side effects will improve after a short period of time.

If you notice any unusual side effects or the side effects that are troublesome, stop using the cream and seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


EMLA cream contains the local anesthetics prilocaine and lidocaine.

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