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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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