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  • Lanacane Medicated Cream Tube 30g

Lanacane Medicated Cream Tube 30g

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Product features

  • Relieve itching and skin irritation fast
  • Eliminate the urge to scratch
  • Gives prompt relief of dry skin aggravated by scratching, everyday scrapes, cuts and skin chafe
  • Relief irritation from conditions such as insect bites and stings, nettle stings and
  • External vaginal itching and anal itching
  • Contains benzocaine 3%
  • Works below the skin surface to anaesthetise sensory nerves


Lanacane is a medicated anaesthetic cooling cream which is used to relieve itching and skin irritation.

The active ingredient is benzocaine 3%.

Benzocaine works below the skin surface to anaesthetise sensory nerves, to stop itching and irritation fast and eliminate the urge to scratch.

It is formulated to provide fast relief from itching and irritation from conditions such as insect bites and stings, nettle stings, everyday cuts and scrapes,skin chafe, external vaginal and external anal (back passage) itching.

How Lanacane Cream works

  • It forms a thin protective layer over the affected area and stops the urge to scratch. 
  • Its anaesthetic cooling action soothes itching and irritation.

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Side Effects

Like all medicines, Lanacane can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

On very rare occasions, the use of Lanacane can result in a skin reaction called sensitivity.

Sensitivity can be recognised by reddening of the skin, minor swelling, blistering, or the itch and/or irritation becoming more intense.

  • In the unlikely event that you experience these symptoms, stop using Lanacane and consult your doctor for advice.
  • If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/ yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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.

Patient Information Leaflet Lanacane 30g PIL

Take special care with Lanacane

Medicines are not always suitable for everyone. Before you use Lanacane you should consult your doctor if you have general itching all over your body.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

  • Do not use Lanacane if you are pregnant or breast-feeding without first consulting a doctor.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

There are no effects on the ability to drive and use machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Lanacane

Lanacane contains sulfonated castor oil which may cause skin reactions.
Lanacane contains perfume with citronellol, benzyl benzoate, geraniol, benzyl alcohol, citral, cinnamal, alcohol, linalool and d-limonene that may cause allergic reactions. Benzyl benzoate and benzyl alcohol may cause local irritation.

How to store Lanacane Cream

  • Store at room temperature (below 25°C).
  • Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the packaging and on the seal of the tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.



Suitable for adults and children 12 years of age and older.

How to use Lanacane Cream

Always use Lanacane exactly as detailed in the instructions. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use the product.

Lanacane is for external use on the skin by adults and children aged 12 years and above.

  1. Before use, pierce the tube seal using the spike on the cap.
  2. Apply the cream to the affected area. Usually a 3-5 cm strip of Lanacane is sufficient.
  3. You can repeat the treatment as needed up to 3 times daily for up to one week. 

If symptoms persist for more than one week, consult your doctor.

If you accidentally swallow Lanacane, it is unlikely to be harmful, but contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are worried.
If you forget to use Lanacane, do not use a double application to make up for a forgotten treatment. When you remember, apply the cream and continue with the treatment.



Do not use LANACANE:

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzocaine or to any of the other ingredients in this product or any local anaesthetics (butyacaine and procaine) or para-aminobenzoic acid, parabens or paraphenylenediamine or to commercial hair dyes. See ‘what Lanacane contains’ for the full list of ingredients.

May rarely cause sensitivity. If this or any other side effect occurs, report details, stop use of Lanacane, and consult a doctor.

  • Do not use Lanacane for more than one week.
  • On large areas of skin, skin rash, sunburnt, infected or broken skin or on the mouth or eyes. Avoid inhalation.
  • If you have a slow or irregular heart beat.
  • Do not use Lanacane on the eyes.
  • Do not use Lanacane on children under 12 years of age.
  • Do not use Lanacane in pregnancy without first consulting a doctor.
  • Do not use it after the expiry date shown.

Stop use of Lanacane and consult a doctor if genital itching or other symptoms persist for more than one week.

For external use only.





Active Ingredient: Benzocaine 3% w/w

Also contains: Chlorothymol, Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether, Docusate Sodium, Perfume, Glycerol, Glycerol Monostearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sulfonated Castor Oil, Trolamine, Water, Zinc Oxide.

What Lanacane looks like and contents of the pack

Lanacane is an emulsion cream supplied in decorated sealed aluminium tubes of 30g and 60g with white caps, overpacked in printed folding cardboard unit cartons.

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