Benzocaine, Butamben, and Tetracaine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Benzocaine, Butamben, and Tetracaine?

(BEN zoe kane, byoo TAM ben, & TET ra kane)

• This medicine is used to numb an area before a procedure.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use caution on skin where a large area is involved or where there are open wounds.

• Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may injure yourself by biting your tongue.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department...