Detane Side Effects
Generic name: benzocaine topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about benzocaine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Detane.
Some side effects of Detane may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to benzocaine topical: cream, film, gel/jelly, gum, liquid, lotion, lozenge/troche, ointment, paste, powder for suspension, solution, spray, swab, tablet disintegrating
Other dosage forms:
Along with its needed effects, benzocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Detane) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benzocaine topical:Incidence not known
- high fever
- worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to benzocaine topical: compounding powder, mucous membrane gel, mucous membrane liquid, mucous membrane lozenge, mucous membrane paste, mucous membrane powder for reconstitution, mucous membrane spray, mucous membrane swab, mucous membrane tablet disintegrating, rectal ointment, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray, topical stick, topical swab
Dermatologic side effects have included contact dermatitis and urticaria.
Local side effects have included burning and stinging.
Other side effects have included edema.
Cardiovascular side effects have included angioedema.
Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia. FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia from postmarketing reporting.
More Detane resources
- Detane Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Detane Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Americaine ointment MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Anacaine Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Benz-O-Sthetic gel MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Lanacane aerosol spray MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- OraMagic Plus suspension MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Retre-Gel gel MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Rid-A-Pain Topical Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
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