Information about Benzocaine
Generic Name : Benzocaine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Benzocaine are provided here.
Pronunciation : BENZ o kane
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Benzocaine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
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ICD Code : Y48.3
Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics
Trade Names/Brand Names of Benzocaine
Orajel, Hurricaine, Dermoplast, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme
Why is Benzocaine 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 should Benzocaine not 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.
What is the dosage of Benzocaine?
Adult: Topical analgesia and anesthesia- As gel, paste, cream, lotion, spray, solution or suppository up to 20%: Apply as directed by your physician.
How should Benzocaine be taken?
It comes as a gel, lotion to apply topically.
What are the warnings and precautions for Benzocaine?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Benzocaine?
• Local: Slight stinging, irritation, numbness of tongue and mouth region.
What are the other precautions for Benzocaine?
Do not use on people with known allergies to this and PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) compounds.
What are the storage conditions for Benzocaine?
Store it at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C.Keep out of the reach of children.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022