Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Orajel, Cepacol Sore Throat, Anbesol, Dendracin, A/B Otic, Vagisil, Dermoplast, Aurodex, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Show all 128 »Cetacaine, Americaine, Hurricaine, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme, Lanacane, Orabase, Allergen, Medicone, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Anbesol Baby, Orajel Baby, Topex, Trioxin, Otogesic, Benzotic, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Kank-a, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Foille, Protac, Exactacain, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Cepacol Fizzlers, Zilactin-B, Orabase with Benzocaine, Retre-Gel, Anacaine, OraMagic Plus, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Detane, Tebamide, Neotic, Tympagesic, Dolotic, Americaine Otic, Otigesic, Navogan, Oticaine, Cepacol Anesthetic, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Orasep Spray, Triban, Orasep Solution, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Topex Topical Anethetic, Benzo-Jel, Sting Relief, Cepacol Ultra, Gumsol, MyOxin, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Tebamide Pediatric, Cough-X, Z-Xtra, Vagicaine, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Dermagesic, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Docusol Plus, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, BeeGentle, Cough-X Cough Relief, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Therevac Plus, Vacuant Plus, Enemeez Plus, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Pinnacaine, Omedia, Otocain, Laryngesic, Ora film, Numzident, Maintain, Chiggerex, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Tanac, OtiLam, PR Otic, Treagan, Otic Edge, Auroto, Rx-Otic, Chlorphenylcaine, Aurax, Aurogard, Num-Zit, Foille Plus, Orajel Denture Plus, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Play Longer, Trocaine, Spec-T, Dent-O-Kain, Isodettes, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Benz-O-Sthetic, Skeeter Stik, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Sting-Kill, Outgro Pain Relief, Mosco Nail A Cain, Hem-Prep, Babee Teething Lotion, Anbesol Cold Sore, Chigger-Tox, Rid-A-Pain, Bicozene

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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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