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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Orajel, Vagisil, Dermoplast, Cepacol Sore Throat, Anbesol, Cetacaine, Dendracin, Oticaine, Hurricaine, Show all 141 »Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Benzotic, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Lanacane, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Americaine, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme, Orabase, Aurodex, Zilactin-B, Benzo-Jel, Trocaine, Omedia, Protac, Aurax, Trioxin, A/B Otic, Detane, Topex, Cough-X Cough Relief, Adazin, One Touch Advanced Gel, Anbesol Baby, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Medicone, Orabase with Benzocaine, Kank-a, Anbesol Cold Sore, Aurogard, Otozin, Chlorphenylcaine, Pinnacaine, Americaine Otic, Orasep Spray, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Navogan, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Otic Care, Dolotic, Cough-X, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Allergen, Benz-O-Sthetic, MyOxin, Orajel Denture Plus, Otogesic, Orajel Baby, Vagicaine, Gumsol, Otic Edge, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Topex Topical Anethetic, OraMagic Plus, Exactacain, Cepacol Anesthetic, Bucalsep Solution, Tebamide, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Orasep Solution, Bucalsep Spray, Foille, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Tebamide Pediatric, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Dermagesic, Z-Xtra, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Triban, Docusol Plus, Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Vacuant Plus, Therevac Plus, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Enemeez Plus, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Sting Relief, Cepacol Ultra, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Cepacol Fizzlers, BeeGentle, Bicozene, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Precaine B, Opahl, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Otocain, Auroto, OtiLam, PR Otic, Treagan, Otigesic, Rx-Otic, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Tanac, Neotic, Tympagesic, Isodettes, Spec-T, Hem-Prep, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Sting-Kill, Outgro Pain Relief, Babee Teething Lotion, Rid-A-Pain, Play Longer, Retre-Gel, Skeeter Stik, Chigger-Tox, Mosco Nail A Cain, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Laryngesic, Anacaine, Dent-O-Kain, Ora film, Chiggerex, Foille Plus, Num-Zit, Numzident, Maintain, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief

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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