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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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