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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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