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Benzocaine (By mouth)

Benzocaine (BEN-zoe-kane)

Relieves mouth pain. Also numbs the mouth and throat before a medical or dental procedure.

Brand Name(s):

Anbesol, Anbesol Maximum Strength, Benz-O-Sthetic, Benzodent, Bi-Zets, Cankaid, Dent-O-Kain/20, Good Sense Oral Pain Relief, HDA Toothache, Hurricaine, Hurricaine One, Hurricaine Spray Kit, Leader Oral Analgesic Gel, Leader Oral Pain Relief, Mycinette

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to benzocaine or other local anesthetics.

How to Use This Medicine:

Cream, Powder for Suspension, Thin Sheet, Gel/Jelly, Liquid, Lozenge, Tablet, Ointment, Paste, Spray, Swab

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 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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