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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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