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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Cepacol Sore Throat, Auralgan, Orajel, Dermoplast, Anbesol, Cetacaine, Vagisil, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Ultra, Zilactin-B, Show all 148 »Orabase, One Touch Advanced Gel, Lanacane, Hurricaine, Americaine, A/B Otic, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Anacaine, Medicone, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, OraMagic Plus, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Dendracin, Navogan, Cough-X Cough Relief, Cough-X, Otic Care, Play Longer, Sting-Kill, Orabase with Benzocaine, Outgro Pain Relief, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Foille Plus, Topex Topical Anethetic, Bicozene, Allergen, Triban, Rx-Otic, Tanac, Exactacain, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Orajel Denture Plus, Benz-O-Sthetic, Trioxin, MyOxin, Foille, Bucalsep Spray, Orasep Spray, Orasep Solution, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Bucalsep Solution, Tebamide, Tebamide Pediatric, Adazin, Cepacol Anesthetic, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Protac, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Enemeez Plus, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat + Cough Spray, Z-Xtra, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Cepacol Instamax, Dermoplast Pain Relieving, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, VapoCOOL Sore Throat, Giltuss Bucalsep, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Dermagesic, Vagicaine, Cepacol Sore Throat + Cough Relief, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Anbesol Baby, Super T, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat, Therevac Plus, Vacuant Plus, Docusol Plus, Cepastat Sore Throat & Cough, Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges, Spec-T Sore Throat/Cough Suppressant, Topex, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Retre-Gel, Neotic, Cepacol Sore Throat & Coating, Cepacol Sensations Warming, Zilactin Tooth and Gum Instant Pain Reliever, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief Strips, Benzotic, Pinnacaine, Otocain, Americaine Otic, Omedia, Oticaine, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Lanacane Anti-Itch, Otozin, Benzodent, Chlorphenylcaine, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Aurax, Dolotic, Aurogard, Aurodex, Otigesic, Auroto, OtiLam, PR Otic, Treagan, Sting Relief, Cepacol Fizzlers, Skeeter Stik, Ora film, Anbesol Cold Sore, Chigger-Tox, Rid-A-Pain, Babee Teething Lotion, Hem-Prep, Mosco Nail A Cain, Detane, Orajel Baby, Num-Zit, Numzident, Maintain, Chiggerex, Otic Edge, Kank-a, Laryngesic, Trocaine, Dent-O-Kain, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Spec-T, Isodettes, Benzo-Jel, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Precaine B, Opahl, BeeGentle, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Gumsol

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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


Substance Identification

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Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Anesthetics, Local

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