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Ametop Dispensing Pack

Product code: 2375350
  • Pharmacy Only Medicine
£26.75
(incl VAT)
Please be aware that this product must be used within one month following dispensing from the pharmacy. The reason being once it has been kept at room temperature during delivery process, its shelf life is reduced to 28 days only.

Ametop Gel is a white semi-transparent gel containing 4%w/w of tetracaine. The other ingredients are purified water, sodium chloride, potassium phosphate, xanthan gum (E415), sodium hydroxide and sodium methyl and propyl-p-hydroxybenzoates (E217 and E219). Each tube contains 1.5g of Ametop Gel from which 1g (40 mg tetracaine) can be squeezed.

Ametop Gel is a local anaesthetic which produces numbness of the skin. it is used to relieve the pain when needles are inserted into a vein for giving an injection or taking a blood sample.

Pack Contents:

12 x 1.5g Ametop Gel Tubes
24 x 6 x 7cm Opsite Flexigrid Dressings

The active ingredient in this medicine is tetracaine. This is the new name for amethocaine. The ingredient itself has not changed.

Do not use Ametop Gel on: Wounds, Broken skin, Lips, mouth, or tongue, Eyes or ears, Anal and genital region, Mucous membranes.

Shelf Life
Within the recommended shelf life of 2 years at 2-8°C, the product, following dispensing, may be stored for up to 1 month at 25°C at point of use.
If you need a medicine with long expiry date, then please order Emla cream, it contains similar ingredients but longer shelf life of up to 3 years and no fridge storage restrictions.

Please be aware that this product must be used within one month following dispensing from the pharmacy. The reason being once it has been kept at room temperature during delivery process, its shelf life is reduced to 28 days only.