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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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