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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anesthetic, local

Chemical Name

Etyl p-aminobenzoate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Benzocainum (Latin)
  • Benzocain (German)
  • Benzocaïne (French)
  • Benzocaína (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Benzocaina (OS: DCIT)
  • Benzocaine (OS: BAN)
  • Benzocaïne (OS: DCF)
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate (OS: JAN)
  • 4-(Ethoxycarbonyl)aniline (IS)
  • 4-14-00-01129 (IS: Beilstein)
  • 4-Carbethoxyaniline (IS)
  • Aethylium paraminobenzoicum (IS)
  • Amben ethyl ester (IS)
  • Anesthesine (IS)
  • BRN 0638434 (IS)
  • Éthoforme (IS)
  • Euphagine (IS)
  • Norcainum Anaesthesinum (IS: USSRP)
  • Orthesine (IS)
  • Parathesine (IS)
  • Rhaetocaine (IS)
  • Benzocain (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzocaine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Benzocaïne (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzocainum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • AAA Sore Throat
    Manx, Malta; Manx Pharma, Cyprus
  • AAA Spray (Benzocaine and Benzalkonium)
    Armour Pharmaceutical, Kenya
  • akut-angin
    Divapharma, Slovakia
  • Alipur (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Omega Pharma, Portugal
  • Americaine
    Insight, United States
  • Amidalin (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Hexal, Brazil
  • Amos Bioparsol-3 (Benzocaine and Thymol (veterinary use))
    Kommer, Netherlands
  • Anaestherit 10%
    Dr. Ritsert Pharma, Austria
  • Anaestherit 6%
    Dr. Ritsert Pharma, Austria
  • Anaesthesin
    Ritsert, Germany
  • Anbesol
    Paladin, Canada; Pfizer U.S., United States
  • Anbesol Baby (pediatric)
    Paladin, Canada
  • Anbesol Extra
    Paladin, Canada
  • Anestefarin (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Farline, Spain
  • AnginHEXAL dolo
    Hexal, Germany
  • Anginocom (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Novag, Spain
  • Aseptobron Caramelos (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Temis Lostalo, Argentina
  • Auralgan (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Deston Therapeutics, United States; Paladin, Canada; Wyeth, Oman; Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, New Zealand
  • Aurax (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Acella, United States
  • Aurodex (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Major, United States
  • Babee Teething (pediatric)
    SmithKline Beecham, United States
  • Baby Gel (pediatric)
    Mediline, Israel
  • Baby Kanka (pediatric)
    Sanfer, Mexico
  • Baby Orajel
    Del Pharma, United States
  • Babydent
    Stada, Lithuania
  • Bagociletas (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Bagó, Argentina
  • BBDent
    Maver, Chile; Maver, Peru
  • Beezocain 20%
    Fukuchi Seiyaku, Japan
  • Benzoak (veterinary use)
    ACD Pharmaceuticals AS, Norway
  • Benzocaine 20%
    Sabaa, Egypt
  • Benzocaine Hengrui
    Hengrui, China
  • Benzodent
    Procter & Gamble, United States
  • Benzokain
    Clinres, Slovenia
  • Benzonac (Benzocaine and Diclofenac)
    Stedman, India
  • Benz-O-Sthetic
    Geritrex, United States
    Sandoz, United States
  • Biomycetin (Benzocaine and Chloramphenicol)
    Juggat, India
  • Bionet (Benzocaine and Cetalkonium)
    Church & Dwight, Canada
  • Bisoral (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Intermed, Greece
  • Boil-Ease
    Del Pharma, United States
  • Boots Anaesthetic and Antibiotic (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Bucodrin (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Fardi, Spain
  • Bucoseptol (Benzocaine and Dequalinium Chloride)
    Neo, Colombia
  • Bucospray (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Teofarma, Spain
  • Bucoxol
    La Santé, Colombia
  • Burneze
    Seton, Malta
  • C.B. oint (Benzocaine and Chlorphenamine)
    CCPC, Taiwan
  • Callicida Labsa (Benzocaine and Salicylic Acid)
    LABSA, Argentina
  • Callivoro Marthand (Benzocaine and Salicylic Acid)
    Martinez Llenas, Spain
  • Caramelos Antibioticos Fecofar (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Fecofar, Argentina
  • Caramelos Antibioticos Richet (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Richet, Argentina
  • Caramelos Multibióticos (Benzocaine and Dequalinium Chloride)
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • Caramelos Oriental (Benzocaine and Hexylresorcinol)
    Oriental, Argentina
  • Cartiflex (Benzocaine and Diethylamine Salicylate)
    ISA, Argentina
  • Cepacaina (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi-Aventis, Peru
  • Cepacaine (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Bayer, New Zealand; Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico
  • Cepacol Ultra Sore Throat Plus Cough (Benzocaine and Dextromethorphan)
    Combe, United States
  • Cerax
    Millet-Franklin, Argentina
  • Chigg Away (Benzocaine and Sulfur)
    Pierson Laboratory, United States
  • Chloraseptic Total Score (Benzocaine and Dextromethorphan)
    Medtech, United States
  • Chloromycetin (Benzocaine and Chloramphenicol)
    Pfizer, India
  • Colluduo (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Johnson & Johnson, Portugal
  • Comtrex G Frambuesa
    Novartis Biosciences, Peru
  • Cough X (Benzocaine and Dextromethorphan)
    B.F. Ascher, United States
  • Dek (Benzocaine and Dequalinium)
    Materfarma, Portugal
  • Dentigel
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Dentispray
    Ferraz, Portugal; Viñas, Spain
  • Dentocaine 7.5%
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Dent-O-Kain
    Geritrex, United States
  • Dentol
    Litfas, Lithuania
  • Dentol-Baby (pediatric)
    Pharmascience, Lithuania
  • Dentosedina (Benzocaine and Procaine)
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Dequadin (Benzocaine and Benzocaine)
    Farmoquimica, Brazil
  • Dequadin (Benzocaine and Dequalinium Chloride)
    Farmoquimica, Brazil
  • Dermatran (Benzocaine and Thymol (veterinary use))
    A.A.-Vet, Netherlands
  • Dermoplast
    Medtech, United States; Whitehall-Robins, United States
  • Dermopur
    Prolab, Poland
  • Detane
    Del, United States
  • Dextro Toss Total (Benzocaine and Dextromethorphan)
    Medco, Peru
  • Diadrop (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Bial Portela, Portugal
  • Dolo-Dobendan (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Germany
  • Dooz (Benzocaine and Tocopherol, α-)
    Reman, Egypt
  • Earcalm (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Riyadh Pharma, Oman
  • Ear-Gesic (Benzocaine and Phenazone, + Phenylephrine)
    Qualitest, United States
  • Enemeez Plus (Benzocaine and Glycerol, + Docusate Sodium)
    Alliance, United States
  • Enzymicine (Benzocaine and Neomycin)
    Ato Zizine, France
  • Equate Vagicane (Benzocaine and Resorcinol)
    Calypark, Egypt
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate 10% Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate Mylan
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Ethyl Aminobenzoate Yamazen Seiyaku
    Yamazen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Fanaletas (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Lazar, Argentina
  • Farindol (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Ratiopharm, Spain
  • Faringenilo (Benzocaine and Potassium Chloride)
    Diafarm, Spain
  • Faringesic (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Diafarm, Spain
  • Filotricin A
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Foille
    Blistex, United States
  • Foille (Benzocaine and Benzyl Alcohol)
    Synthon Chile, Chile
  • Fragiderm
    Mintlab Co., Chile
  • Frenagar (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    McNeil, Spain
  • Gargaril (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Puerto Galiano, Spain
  • Gargax (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Gartricin
    Toll, Spain
  • Garydol (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Cinfa, Peru; Cinfa, Taiwan
  • Gingicaine 20%
    Hakusui Trading, Japan
  • Graneodin B
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ecuador
  • Happy-Dent
    Gianfarma, Peru
  • Hemoal (Benzocaine and Ephedrine)
    Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Spain
  • Hemoal Forte (Benzocaine and Ephedrine)
    Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Spain
  • Herposicc
    Pharmaselect, Austria
  • Hexokain (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Takeda Pharma, Denmark
  • Hexoral (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Johnson & Johnson, Russian Federation; McNeil, Czech Republic
  • Hexoraletten (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Goedecke, Bulgaria; McNeil, Lithuania
  • Hexoraletten N (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Johnson & Johnson, Latvia; McNeil, Romania
  • Histacalm (Benzocaine and Zinc Oxide)
    ECU, Ecuador
  • Hurricaine
    Beutlich, United States; Beutlich L.P. Pharmaceuticals, Israel; Clarben, Spain; Dental Technologies, Georgia; Vedefar, Belgium
  • Hurricaine 20%
    AGSA Nippon, Japan
  • Insecticum (Benzocaine and Diphenhydramin)
    Apomedica Pharmazeutische Produkte, Austria
  • Ivy-Rid (Benzocaine and Benzethonium)
    Medique, United States
  • Kalgaron (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Rafa, Israel
  • Kalgaron Forte (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Rafa, Israel
  • Kanka
    Blistex, Israel
  • Kank-a
    Blistex, United States
  • Kank-Eze (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Rider, Chile
  • Kank-Eze Plus (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridium)
    Synthon Chile, Chile
  • Lanacane
    Combe, United States; Reckitt & Colman, Spain
  • Lanacane C (Benzocaine and Cetrimide)
    Wilson, New Zealand
  • Li Di Nuo (Benzocaine and Zinc Oxide)
    BanZhou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Lyndan NF (Benzocaine and Permethrin)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Major Oral Pain Relief
    Major, United States
  • Medi-Keel (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Mentocaína (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Azevedos, Portugal
  • Merocaine (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    SSL, Malta
  • Miozets (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Uriach-Aquilea, Spain
  • Mucopain
    ICPA, India
  • Muelita Forte Gel
    Cabuchi, Argentina
  • Muelita Gel Pediatrico (pediatric)
    Cabuchi, Argentina
  • Myalgesic (Benzocaine and Salicylamide)
    Farmanic Chemipharma, Greece
  • Nani Pre Dental
    Alter, Spain
  • neo-angin Benzocain dolo
    Cassella-med, Germany
  • Neocones (Benzocaine and Neomycin)
    Mab Dental, Spain; Septodont, Estonia; Septodont, Lithuania; Septodont, Latvia
  • Néocones (Benzocaine and Neomycin)
    Septodont, France
  • Neoseptolete Duo (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Krka, Czech Republic
  • Neozalocaine (Benzocaine and Farmocaine)
    Neo Dental Chemical, Japan
  • Nigepan (Benzocaine and Heparin)
    Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Noraver P Pastillas (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Noxacorn (Benzocaine and Acetylsalicylic Acid)
    Dexxon, Israel
  • OlynHexo (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Johnson & Johnson, Slovakia
  • Orabase
    Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Orabase-B
    Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Orajel
    Church & Dwight UK, United Kingdom; Church And Dwight Canada, Lebanon; Del, United States
  • Orajel Mouth-Aid
    Del Pharma, United States
  • Orajel Pain Relief
    Del Pharma, United States
  • OraMagic
    MPM Medical, United States
  • Oramed
    Mirren, South Africa
  • Orasol
    Goldline, United States
  • Orimycetin Otic (Benzocaine and Chloramphenicol)
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Orochlor (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Aspen Pharmacare Consumer, South Africa
  • Orogel
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Osmopak Plus (Benzocaine and Magnesium Sulfate)
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Otic Edge (Benzocaine and Policosanol, + Phenazone)
    River's Edge, United States
  • Oticaina
    Bussié, Colombia; Bussié, Honduras
  • Otocain (Benzocaine and Benzethonium, + Glycol)
    Jones Medical, United States
  • Otocol (Benzocaine and Chloramphenicol)
    Amman Pharmaceutical, Lebanon
  • Otosept (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Amriya, Egypt
  • Otozin (Benzocaine and Glycerol, + Zinc Acetate, + Phenazone)
    Allegis Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Ou Ji
    Hengrui, China
  • Pharynx (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    DHA, Hong Kong; DHA, Malaysia
  • Pinnacaine
    Sircle Laboratories, United States
  • Prepacort H (Benzocaine and Hydrocortisone)
    Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Prones (Benzocaine and Cinchocaine)
    Nippon Shika Yakuhin Dental Pharm, Japan
  • Puder plynny z anestezyna (Benzocaine and Zinc Oxide)
    Hasco-Lek, Poland
  • Pulmosan (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Gezzi, Argentina
  • Rafathricin + Benzocaine (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Rafa, Israel
  • Relief Advance
    Bayer HealthCare, Russian Federation
  • Rogadermis
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Salicrem (Benzocaine and Diethylamine)
    Gezzi, Argentina
  • Sanilin (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Kley Hertz, Brazil
  • Sarnacur (Benzocaine and Benzyl Benzoate)
    Markos, Peru
  • Scaboma (Benzocaine and Lindane)
    Glenmark, India
  • Sédorectal (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • SensoGARD
    Block Drug, United States
  • Septofort Forte Combi (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Walmark, Slovakia
  • Septol (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Walmark, Bulgaria
  • Septolete (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Krka, Malta; Krka, Portugal
  • Septolete Plus (Benzocaine and Cetylpyridinium)
    Krka, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Krka, Bulgaria; Krka, Estonia; Krka, Georgia; Krka, Croatia (Hrvatska); Krka, Poland; Krka, Romania; Krka, Serbia; Krka, Slovakia; Krka Pharma, Russian Federation; Krka Tovarna Zdravil, Austria
  • Sodrimax (Benzocaine and Hydroquinone, + Hydrocortisone)
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Solarcaine
    Schering Plough, Brazil
  • Soldrin (Benzocaine and Hydrocortisone, + Chloramphenicol)
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Sting-Kill
    Randob, United States
  • Tanac
    Del, United States
  • Tantum Verde (Benzocaine and Benzydamine)
    Angelini, Portugal
  • Terramycin (Benzocaine and Oxytetracycline (veterinary use))
    Zoetis, South Africa
  • Tetra-Formula (Benzocaine and Dextromethorphan)
    Reese, United States
  • Therevac-Plus (Benzocaine and Docusate Sodium, + Glycerol)
    Jones Medical, United States
  • Tinarin (Benzocaine and Phenazone)
    Horizon, Egypt
  • Toncils (Benzocaine and Chlorhexidine)
    Vitabalans, Estonia; Vitabalans, Lithuania
  • Tonsilon (Benzocaine and Benzethonium, + Tyrothricin)
    Charoon Bhesaj, Thailand
  • Topex 20%
    Pierre Fabre Médicament, France
  • Topident Infantil (pediatric)
    Lamosan, Ecuador
  • Topigel
    Clarben, Portugal
  • Topispray
    Clarben, Spain
  • TriOxin (Benzocaine and Chloroxylenol, + Hydrocortisone)
    Vertical Pharma, United States
  • Tyricine (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin)
    Christo, Hong Kong
  • Tyrothricin Co (Benzocaine and Tyrothricin, + Codeine)
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Tyrozets (Benzocaine and Thyrothricin)
    McNeil, Ireland; McNeil Products, United Kingdom
  • Ultra Chloraseptic Anaesthetic
    Prestige Brands, Malta
  • Ultracare
    Ultradent, Georgia
  • Unguentine (Benzocaine and Resorcinol)
    Lee, United States
  • Wasp-Eze (Benzocaine and Mepyramine)
    Seton, Malta
  • Zilactin-B
    Zila, United States
  • Zora C (Benzocaine and Benzalkonium)
    Cid, Egypt


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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