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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Orajel, Cepacol Sore Throat, Dermoplast, Orabase, Anbesol, Americaine, Vagisil, Cetacaine, Dendracin, Show all 130 »Aurodex, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Hurricaine, Lanacane, Allergen, Pinnacaine, Orabase with Benzocaine, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Aurogard, Tympagesic, A/B Otic, Orajel Baby, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Medicone, Benzotic, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Cough-X, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Detane, Cough-X Cough Relief, Benzo-Jel, Babee Teething Lotion, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Anbesol Cold Sore, OtiLam, Tanac, Otocain, Vagicaine, Navogan, Dermagesic, Triban, Otogesic, Otic Care, Otic Edge, Trioxin, Topex, Dolotic, Americaine Otic, Aurax, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Anbesol Baby, Neotic, Oticaine, Omedia, Kank-a, Chigger-Tox, Zilactin-B, Hem-Prep, Orasep Solution, Orasep Spray, Foille, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Play Longer, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, MyOxin, Exactacain, Cepacol Anesthetic, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Protac, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Tebamide Pediatric, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Z-Xtra, Enemeez Plus, Therevac Plus, Orajel Denture Plus, Tebamide, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Docusol Plus, Vacuant Plus, Gumsol, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, OraMagic Plus, BeeGentle, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Cepacol Fizzlers, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Bicozene, Dent-O-Kain, Spec-T, Isodettes, Sting Relief, Cepacol Ultra, Auroto, PR Otic, Treagan, Otigesic, Rx-Otic, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Chlorphenylcaine, Anacaine, Trocaine, Sting-Kill, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Outgro Pain Relief, Mosco Nail A Cain, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Rid-A-Pain, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Retre-Gel, Skeeter Stik, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Foille Plus, Ora film, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Laryngesic, Chiggerex, Topex Topical Anethetic, Num-Zit, Numzident, Maintain, Benz-O-Sthetic

Benzocaine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical benzocaine has not been studied during breastfeeding, but is unlikely to affect her breastfed infant if it is applied away from the breast. Benzocaine should not be applied to the breast or nipple, because the infant may ingest the drug during nursing and it has been associated with severe methemoglobinemia.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Lidocaine

References

Benzocaine Identification

Substance Name

Benzocaine

CAS Registry Number

94-09-7

Drug Class

Anesthetics, Local

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

845

Last Revision Date

20130907

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