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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Orajel, Cepacol Sore Throat, Anbesol, Dendracin, Orabase, Benzotic, Dermoplast, Cetacaine, Americaine, Show all 140 »Aurodex, Vagisil, Hurricaine, Benzo-Jel, Medicone, Lanacane, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, OraMagic Plus, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Zilactin-B, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme, Aurax, MyOxin, Oticaine, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Chlorphenylcaine, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Orabase with Benzocaine, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Vagicaine, Americaine Otic, Otocain, A/B Otic, Anbesol Cold Sore, Orajel Baby, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Detane, Enemeez Plus, Tebamide, Cough-X, Maintain, Triban, Foille Plus, Tanac, Omedia, Spec-T, Dermagesic, Bucalsep Solution, Protac, Anbesol Baby, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Orasep Solution, Tebamide Pediatric, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Cepacol Anesthetic, Topex, Play Longer, Orasep Spray, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Orajel Denture Plus, Benz-O-Sthetic, Exactacain, One Touch Advanced Gel, Gumsol, Adazin, Cough-X Cough Relief, Z-Xtra, Retre-Gel, Therevac Plus, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Vacuant Plus, Docusol Plus, Trioxin, Navogan, Foille, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Bucalsep Spray, Laryngesic, Pinnacaine, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Neotic, Otozin, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Cepacol Fizzlers, Kank-a, Sting Relief, Cepacol Ultra, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Otic Care, OtiLam, PR Otic, Treagan, Otic Edge, Allergen, Auroto, Dolotic, Aurogard, Rx-Otic, Otigesic, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, BeeGentle, Mosco Nail A Cain, Outgro Pain Relief, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Num-Zit, Numzident, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Sting-Kill, Rid-A-Pain, Chigger-Tox, Babee Teething Lotion, Hem-Prep, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Topex Topical Anethetic, Chiggerex, Bicozene, Isodettes, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Precaine B, Opahl, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Dent-O-Kain, Ora film, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Trocaine, Anacaine, 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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