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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Auralgan, Cepacol Sore Throat, Orajel, Anbesol, Vagisil, Dermoplast, Cetacaine, Hurricaine, Exactacain, Orabase, Show all 144 »Lanacane, Benzodent, Oticaine, Medicone, Americaine, Chlorphenylcaine, Allergen, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Dendracin, Dolotic, Foille, Kank-a, Benzo-Jel, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Ultra, Orajel Baby, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Cough-X Cough Relief, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Orasep Solution, Protac, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat, Zilactin-B, Num-Zit, Vagicaine, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Aurodex, Otozin, Neotic, Navogan, Benzotic, Orajel Denture Plus, Cepacol Anesthetic, Bucalsep Spray, Orasep Spray, Triban, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Bucalsep Solution, Adazin, Topex, Play Longer, One Touch Advanced Gel, Tebamide Pediatric, MyOxin, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Benz-O-Sthetic, Tebamide, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Trioxin, Enemeez Plus, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Instamax, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Dermoplast Pain Relieving, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Dermagesic, Z-Xtra, Therevac Plus, Vagisil Maximum Strength, 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, Cough-X, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Anbesol Baby, Numzident, Retre-Gel, Omedia, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Cepacol Fizzlers, Sting Relief, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Pinnacaine, Otocain, Americaine Otic, Tanac, OraMagic Plus, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Aurax, Aurogard, Rx-Otic, Otigesic, A/B Otic, Auroto, OtiLam, Otic Care, PR Otic, Treagan, BeeGentle, Opahl, Skeeter Stik, Otic Edge, Anbesol Cold Sore, Chigger-Tox, Rid-A-Pain, Babee Teething Lotion, Hem-Prep, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Sting-Kill, Orabase with Benzocaine, Outgro Pain Relief, Mosco Nail A Cain, Foille Plus, Detane, Maintain, Precaine B, Topex Topical Anethetic, Chiggerex, Ora film, Laryngesic, Trocaine, Anacaine, Dent-O-Kain, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Spec-T, Isodettes, Bicozene, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Gumsol

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 29, 2018.

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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Breast Feeding


Anesthetics, Local

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