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Benzocaine Oral Gel (BENZOCAINE - MUCOUS MEMBRANE)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • local anesthesia
  • mouth pain
  • sore throat
  • suppress gag reflex
  • mouth ulcers

Brand Name(s): Anbesol, Benz-O-Sthetic, Brace Relief, Freez Eez, Hurricaine, LolliCaine, Orabase, Orajel, Zilactin B

Generic Name: Benzocaine

Instructions

Instructions

Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area in the mouth. Keep the medicine in place for at least one minute, then spit out. Do not swallow.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Cautions

This medicine is not approved for use in children younger than 2.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any swelling of your hands, face, lips, eyes, throat or tongue.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • temporary burning, stinging or tingling where the medicine is applied
  • numbness of mouth or throat

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • shallow, irregular breathing
  • fainting
  • seizures

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • feeling cold or numb, especially in arms and legs
  • severe or persistent headache
  • fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • shortness of breath
  • blue-gray skin color
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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