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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Vagisil, Orajel, Cepacol Sore Throat, Orabase, Aurodex, Dendracin, Dermoplast, Allergen, Anbesol, Show all 136 »Cetacaine, Americaine, Benzotic, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme, A/B Otic, Lanacane, Cough-X Cough Relief, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Trioxin, Hurricaine, Benzo-Jel, Otocain, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Detane, MyOxin, Anbesol Baby, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Orabase with Benzocaine, Babee Teething Lotion, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Oticaine, Vagicaine, OtiLam, Gumsol, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Aurax, Hem-Prep, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Orajel Baby, Medicone, Anbesol Cold Sore, Exactacain, Cough-X, Chigger-Tox, Topex, Maintain, Laryngesic, Otic Edge, Topex Topical Anethetic, Otogesic, Navogan, Triban, Omedia, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Chiggerex, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Orasep Spray, Bucalsep Spray, Foille, Orasep Solution, Tebamide Pediatric, Protac, Tebamide, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Adazin, Cepacol Anesthetic, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Bucalsep Solution, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Dermagesic, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Play Longer, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Z-Xtra, Enemeez Plus, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges, Docusol Plus, Therevac Plus, Vacuant Plus, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Bicozene, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Pinnacaine, Americaine Otic, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Cepacol Ultra, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Kank-a, Cepacol Fizzlers, Sting Relief, Tanac, Neotic, Auroto, Otic Care, PR Otic, Treagan, Otigesic, Rx-Otic, Chlorphenylcaine, Tympagesic, Dolotic, Aurogard, BeeGentle, OraMagic Plus, Sting-Kill, Outgro Pain Relief, Mosco Nail A Cain, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Rid-A-Pain, Benz-O-Sthetic, Retre-Gel, Skeeter Stik, Zilactin-B, Foille Plus, Num-Zit, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Spec-T, Isodettes, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Dent-O-Kain, Anacaine, Numzident, Ora film, Trocaine, Orajel Denture Plus

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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