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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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