Dibucaine topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to dibucaine topical: topical application cream, topical application ointment
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by dibucaine topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking dibucaine topical:Incidence not known:
- Chest pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- tightness in the chest
- unusual warmth or flushing of skin
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with dibucaine topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Incidence not known:
- eye irritation
- skin irritation
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dibucaine topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical ointment
General side effects have included methemoglobinemia, irregular heartbeats, seizures, coma, respiratory depression, and death. Children may be at an increased risk for adverse effects, as well as those who apply large amounts of anesthetics (or cover large areas of skin), leave these products on for prolonged periods, or cover with occlusive dressings after application.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Nupercainal (dibucaine topical)." Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
Not all side effects for dibucaine topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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