Benzocaine/butamben/tetracaine (On the skin)
Benzocaine (BEN-zoe-kane), Butamben (bue-TAM-ben), Tetracaine (TE-tra-kane)
Relieves pain. This medicine is used before a medical or dental procedure to numb your skin and to help control gagging. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.
Cetacaine, ExactacainThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine, butamben, or tetracaine, or if you have a medical condition known as a cholinesterase deficiency. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to benzalkonium or ammonium, because some brands may contain these other medicines, too.
How to Use This Medicine:
Liquid, Kit, Gel/Jelly, Spray, Ointment
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/12/2013
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