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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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