TAG #45 Gel has been the favorite and safest topical anesthetic for broken skin since 1998. Free of tetracaine, TAG controls pain, swelling and bleeding. To make sure you are getting the original, authentic TAG, and not a knock-off from Asia, just look at the bottom of the bottle. There will be printing in a circle as we transition from the older bottles to the newer bottles. Insist on the real TAG #45. It is safe and effective!