The FAMHP wants to warn consumers in Belgium about the use of TKTX ointment, and other illegal pain-relieving ointments containing lidocaine, prilocaine, epinephrine or a combination. These ointments are mainly used to relieve pain when applying a tattoo, permanent make-up ... TKTX ointment is not licensed in Belgium or Europe and therefore no guarantees can be given with regard to the composition, safety, quality or efficiency of this illegal medicine.
TKTX ointment is not licensed in Belgium and therefore illegal. The product is available in different formulations but is said to contain lidocaine, prilocaine, epinephrine or a combination. Similar ointments, although licensed, are only available by medical prescription.
There are no guarantees whatsoever regarding the safety, quality or efficiency of TKTX ointment and similar illegal ointments containing lidocaine, prilocaine, epinephrine or a combination. The ointments are sold mainly through foreign webshops or online marketplaces.
The FAMHP recommends that users stop using this ointment, trust their doctor's medical advice and buy medicines only from a pharmacist.