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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Vagisil, Auralgan, Orajel, Hurricaine, Cetacaine, Cepacol Sore Throat, Anbesol, Chlorphenylcaine, Dermoplast, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Show all 143 »Topex, Benzotic, Cepacol Ultra, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Lanacane, Aurax, Aurodex, Tanac, Americaine, Orabase with Benzocaine, Dendracin, Pinnacaine, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Vagicaine, Dolotic, Auroto, Otic Care, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Medicone, Topex Topical Anethetic, Zilactin-B, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Orabase, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, One Touch Advanced Gel, Chigger-Tox, Orajel Baby, Bicozene, Neotic, Rx-Otic, Navogan, Otozin, Benzo-Jel, Exactacain, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Cough-X, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Trioxin, MyOxin, Foille, Bucalsep Spray, Orasep Spray, Orasep Solution, Tebamide Pediatric, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Protac, Cepacol Anesthetic, Adazin, Tebamide, Bucalsep Solution, Cough-X Cough Relief, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Dermoplast Pain Relieving, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Orajel Denture Plus, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Dermagesic, Z-Xtra, Cepacol Instamax, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Triban, Enemeez Plus, Therevac Plus, Vacuant Plus, Docusol Plus, Cepastat Sore Throat & Cough, Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges, Play Longer, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Benz-O-Sthetic, Americaine Otic, BeeGentle, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Kank-a, Cepacol Fizzlers, Sting Relief, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Otocain, Omedia, Opahl, Oticaine, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Aurogard, Otigesic, A/B Otic, Allergen, OtiLam, PR Otic, Treagan, OraMagic Plus, Precaine B, Anbesol Baby, Num-Zit, Retre-Gel, Skeeter Stik, Anbesol Cold Sore, Rid-A-Pain, Babee Teething Lotion, Hem-Prep, Sting-Kill, Outgro Pain Relief, Mosco Nail A Cain, Foille Plus, Detane, Numzident, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Maintain, Chiggerex, Ora film, Otic Edge, Laryngesic, Trocaine, Anacaine, Dent-O-Kain, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Spec-T, Isodettes, Gumsol

Medically reviewed on September 7, 2017

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



Benzocaine Identification

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Drug Class

Anesthetics, Local

Administrative Information

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