Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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