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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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