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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Benzocaine: Cepacol Sore Throat, Auralgan, Orajel, Anbesol, Vagisil, Cetacaine, Oticaine, Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Dendracin, Orabase, Show all 146 »Dermoplast, Dolotic, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough, Allergen, Cepacol Dual Relief Sore Throat, Americaine, Hurricaine, Docusol Plus, One Touch Advanced Gel, Cepacol Ultra, Topical Anesthetic Dental Gel, Trocaine, Lanacane, Cough-X Cough Relief, Laryngesic, Chiggerex, Gelato Topical Anesthetic Gel, Adazin, Anbesol Cold Sore, Cough-X, Outgro Pain Relief, Detane, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Sore Throat Lozenges, Aurogard, Vagicaine, Dermagesic, Benzotic, Cepacol Anesthetic, Bucalsep Spray, Orasep Spray, Orasep Solution, Orajel Mouth Sore Medicine Gel, Orajel Mouth-Aid Liquid, Bucalsep Solution, Boil Ease Pain Relieving, Protac, Anbesol Baby, Topex, Exactacain, MyOxin, Tebamide Pediatric, Tebamide, Orajel Overnight Cold Sore Patch, Caine Tips Oral Pain Relief, Play Longer, Orajel Denture Plus, Benz-O-Sthetic, Foille, Navogan, Trioxin, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat, Chloraseptic Max Sore Throat Lozenges, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Instamax, Dermoplast Pain Relieving, Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief, Skeeter Stik, VapoCOOL Sore Throat, Giltuss Bucalsep, Z-Xtra, Triban, Enemeez Plus, Therevac Plus, Vacuant 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, Vagisil Maximum Strength, Cepacol Sensations Cooling, Retre-Gel, Orajel Baby, Zilactin-B, Neotic, Benzodent, 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, Omedia, Dermoplast Antibacterial, Tanac, Otozin, Kank-a, Chlorphenylcaine, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Aurax, Aurodex, Rx-Otic, Otigesic, A/B Otic, Auroto, OtiLam, Otic Care, PR Otic, Treagan, Cepacol Fizzlers, Cepacol Sensations Hydra, Chigger-Tox, Maintain, Rid-A-Pain, Babee Teething Lotion, Hem-Prep, Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Sting-Kill, Solarcaine First Aid Medicated Spray, Orabase with Benzocaine, Mosco Nail A Cain, Foille Plus, Otic Edge, Medicone, Num-Zit, Numzident, Topex Topical Anethetic, BeeGentle, Ora film, Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant, Anacaine, Dent-O-Kain, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel, Spec-T, Isodettes, Bicozene, Benzo-Jel, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Precaine B, Opahl, OraMagic Plus, Gumsol

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jan 20, 2020.

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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