Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Suchitra Chari
Medically Reviewed by Suchitra Chari, M.S. M.Sc.
Last Updated on Nov 15, 2017
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General Information on Cinchocaine

Generic Name : Cinchocaine

Pronunciation : Cin-cho-ca-ine

Latest prescription information about Cinchocaine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cinchocaine

Faktu, Cincain, Nupercainal, Nupercaine, Sovcaine, Proctosedyl Ointment

Other Name(s) of Cinchocaine


Overview of Cinchocaine

Cinchocaine, also known as dibucaine is a very potent local anesthetic used to relieve the pain and itching due to minor burns, cuts and hemorrhoids.

Why is Cinchocaine Prescribed? (Indications)

Cinchocaine is a potent amino amide local anesthetic, prescribed to relieve itching and pain caused by minor burns, sunburns, cuts, scratches, insect bites, poison ivy and in ear drop solutions.
It is also used to relieve rectal pain and itching due to hemorrhoids (piles).
It is a component of the veterinary drug called Somulose for euthanasia of horses and cattle.
It is available as a component in over-the-counter topical formulations. It is the active ingredient in some topical hemorrhoid creams such as Proctosedyl.

It acts by causing numbness in the area where it is applied and hence blocks the pain felt. It also helps with the swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus and relaxes the spasm of the back passage.
It has been withdrawn by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a spinal anesthetic due to high neurotoxicity. 

When should Cinchocaine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the drug or to any other ingredient used to prepare the cream.
It should not be applied on inflamed, infected or broken skin areas.
It should not be used to treat certain kinds of skin infections or severe burns.
Avoid getting the medicine close to your nose, mouth, and especially in your eyes, because it can cause severe eye irritation.

What is the dosage of Cinchocaine?

The recommended dose of cinchocaine ointment for pain and itching:

Adults—The ointment can be used three or four times a day or as needed. Total amount used must not exceed 30 grams (g) in a 24-hour period.
Children 2 years of age and older—The ointment can be used three or four times a day or as needed.
Total amount used must not exceed 7.5 g in a 24-hour period.
Children younger than 2 years of age—Please check with the pediatrician for use and dose.

How should Cinchocaine be taken?

Enough ointment should be applied so as to cover the entire affected area.
Before applying, wash the skin with soap and water, rinse and pat dry.
For hemorroids, it should be applied on the outside of the rectum after each bowel movement or up to 4 times a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cinchocaine?

• Please discontinue or inform your doctor if there is any allergic reaction to the medicine such as rash, blistered or peeling skin, or irritation.

• It should be taken with caution in the elderly, children and in patients who are prone to seizures.

• Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

What are the side effects of Cinchocaine?

Side effects of cinchocaine occur if the medicine gets absorbed into the bloodstream in conditions when it is used in excess, or when it is used on cuts or when it is applied over large skin areas.
It has been reported to cause severe adverse reactions if ingested by mistake,
  Skin: allergic contact dermatitis, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  Cardiovascular disorder: Arrhythmias (fast or irregular heartbeats), cardiac arrest or failure
  Neurological disorder: Seizures
  Opthamological disorder: Blurred vision

What are the other precautions for Cinchocaine?

Do not rub your eye after applying the drug.
Accidental ingestion of the drug in any of its formulations, especially by children may be harmful and sometimes fatal.

What are the Drug Interactions of Cinchocaine?

Avoid applying other skin ointments in the same area where you have applied cinchocaine.
Although cinchocaine topical ointment might not interfere with other oral drugs, please inform your doctor about any prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, and herbal products you are taking.

What are the storage conditions for Cinchocaine?

Cinchocaine should be stored in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct light.
Importantly, cinchocaine should be stored away from the reach of children and toddlers to prevent accidental hazards.

Last Updated : 11/15/2017

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