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Trocaine Throat

Generic Name: Benzocaine Lozenges (BEN zoe kane)
Brand Name: Laryngesic, Trocaine Throat

Uses of Trocaine Throat:

  • It is used to ease mouth and throat pain.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Trocaine Throat?

  • If you have an allergy to benzocaine or any other part of Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Trocaine Throat?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may bite your tongue.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), check labels closely. Some products have sugar.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Trocaine Throat) best taken?

Use Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Do not eat or drink for at least 1 hour after using.
  • Keep out of your eyes.
  • Suck oral lozenge. Do not chew, break, or crush it. Do not swallow it whole.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you use Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) on a regular basis, use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
  • Very bad irritation where Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) is used.
  • Very bad mouth pain.

What are some other side effects of Trocaine Throat?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Irritation where Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) is used.
  • Mouth tingling.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Trocaine Throat?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges) or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Trocaine Throat (benzocaine lozenges).

Review Date: March 7, 2018