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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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