Generic Name : Benzocaine Pronunciation : BENZ o kane Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.3
India- Healex Spray Aerosol, Mamdew Baby Gel, Mandelay Gel, Mucopain Gel.
International- Orajel, Hurricaine, Dermoplast, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a local anesthetic used to treat painful conditions such as mouth ulcers, sore throat, before inserting instruments into the rectum or vagina for examination. It works by numbing the skin. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Hypersensitivity, complete heart block, low plasma-cholinesterase concentrations, pyrogenic infection at or near the skin. Injection into or application to inflamed, infected tissues, damaged skin mucosa or on perforated tympanic membrane.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Topical analgesia and anesthesia- As gel, paste, cream, lotion, spray, solution or suppository up to 20%: Apply as directed by your physician. How it should be taken :
It comes as a gel, lotion to apply topically. Warnings and Precautions :
*Caution should be exercised in elderly, debilitated, child, pregnancy, epilepsy, impaired cardiac conduction or respiratory function, shock or liver impairment, myasthenia gravis patients.
* Avoid applying this drug to large areas of the skin or middle ear. Do not eat or drink for a minimum of 3 to 4. hours after using the anesthetic for mouth conditions. Do not rub or touch the eye after application into the eye.
* Chemical burns must be neutralized before treatment with this medication. Side Effects :
Local- Slight stinging, irritation, numbness of tongue and mouth region.
*Do not use on people with known allergies to this and PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) compounds. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C.Keep out of the reach of children.
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