Benzocaine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Benzocaine?

(BEN zoe kane)

• This medicine is used to treat symptoms of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.

• This medicine is used to relieve the pain caused by sunburn and skin irritation.

• This medicine is used to relieve pain from a toothache, sore throat, or canker sore.

• This medicine is used to numb an area of the skin 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.

Oral Spray:

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you smoke, talk with healthcare provider.

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