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Topical anesthetic (On the skin)

Treats pain in a certain body area. Also used to numb (decrease feeling in) an area before a procedure.

Brand Name(s):

1st Relief Topical Spray, ACTIVE-PAC with Gabapentin, Accucaine, Advanced DNA Medicated Collection Kit, Advanced DNA Medicated Collection Kit II, Advanced DNA Medicated Collection Kit III, Americaine, Anacaine, Analpram E, Anastia, Anbesol, Anbesol Maximum Strength, Anecream, AnodyneRx Patch, Astero

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any numbing medicine in the past, such as lidocaine or benzocaine. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the ingredients in the medicine you are using.

How to Use This Medicine:

Spray, Ointment, Gel/Jelly, Cream, Liquid, Soap, Lotion, Swab, Dressing, Pad, Patch

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

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: 12/12/2016

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