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Benzocaine use while Breastfeeding

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

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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