Numit Skin Numbing Cream

† Price based on online discount pharmacy purchase prices as per June 17, 2020


How numit works

Numit contains a harmonious combination of lidocaine 2.5% w/w (also called lignocaine) and prilocaine 2.5% w/w. Studies have shown that this combination of local anaesthetics can penetrate the skin and target nerve endings. This helps stop pain signals from starting and spreading² ³.

This creates a skin-numbing effect, so you, or your child can tough it through a range of common minor superficial medical and cosmetic procedures, needles and vaccinations, or other minor procedures.

Dual-active anaesthesia

Studies of Lidocaine (lignocaine) 2.5% w/w and prilocaine 2.5% w/w combination cream have shown to help numb the full skin depth.² ³ It provides effective analgesia for at least 2 hours.*³

Droplets of liquid anaesthetic penetrate the skin to numb the site. These droplets also form a ‘reservoir’ in the top layer of skin⁴.

The reservoir continues to release anaesthetic into the skin’s deeper layers, which increases the numbing effect for up to 60 minutes after the cream is removed*⁵.

Needles are an unavoidable part of childhood and adult life. However, the associated pain doesn’t have to be. 

Fear of needles can begin with an unpleasant experience and evolve into a lifelong phobia⁷ creating many stressful situations particularly in those who may require regular injections such as children and adults with diabetes. Fear of needles can lead to patients refusing to adhere to their insulin schedule⁸ and being generally reluctant to get necessary injections. 

A combination numbing cream can take the pain out of injections and minor procedures, helping to avoid those bad experiences that may contribute to a fear of needles. 

  • Numit is an easy to use and affordable Australian anaesthetic cream with at least 2 hours of numbing action. 
  • Waxing, epilation and laser hair removal can also become a less stressful and painful experience with the help of a numbing anaesthetic cream. 
  • Tattoos and tattoo removal are less daunting with the help of an anaesthetic skin numbing cream.

Numit numbing cream helps you to tough it through injections, minor cosmetic procedures, tattoo removal and more. 

Suitable for infants^, children, adults and the elderly - Numit can help to avoid the pain associated with these procedures with a quick and simple 3 step application.

Proudly Australian made and owned by Ego, the experts in skincare.

Numit numbing cream was first manufactured in 2017 by Ego Pharmaceuticals to provide an affordable topical anaesthetic option for minor procedures, vaccinations and needles, tattoo sessions and removal and minor superficial cosmetic procedures.

Numit is manufactured in Melbourne, Australia in our state-of-the-art facility and to Australia’s high manufacturing standards for our Australian community.

Is a fear of needles holding you back? Numit numbing cream can provide at least 2 hours of anaesthesia to help you face vaccinations, blood tests and minor cosmetic procedures.

^Not suitable for premature infants or infants between 0-12 months of age receiving methaemoglobin-inducing agents.

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  4. Tadicherla S, Berman B. Percutaneous dermal drug delivery for local pain control. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2006;2(1):99-113.

  5. Data held on file at Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd.

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*Only relevant for application time under occlusion of 1 hour

**The lidocaine 2.5% w/w prilocaine 2.5% w/w combination cream utilised in these studies was not the Ego Numit brand.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

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