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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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