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Americaine (benzocaine)® Anesthetic Lubricant (benzocaine)
AMERICAINE Anesthetic Lubricant contains benzocaine 20% with benzethonium chloride 0.1% as a preservative in a water soluble base of polyethylene glycol 300 and 3350.
Benzocaine, a local anesthetic, is chemically ethyl -aminobenzoate, C9H11NO2, with a molecular weight of 165.19. and has the following structual formula:
What are the possible side effects of benzocaine topical?
Signs and symptoms may occur within minutes or up to 2 hours after using benzocaine topical in the mouth or throat. GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP IF YOU HAVE:
- headache, tired feeling, confusion;
- fast heart rate;
- feeling light-headed or short of breath; and
- pale, blue, or gray appearance of your skin, lips, or fingernails.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using benzocaine topical and call your doctor at...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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