Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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