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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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