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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

Medically reviewed on Nov 10, 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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