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Contact dermatitis and/or hypersensitivity to benzocaine can cause burning, stinging, pruritus, tenderness, erythema, rash, urticaria and edema. Rarely, benzocaine may induce methemoglobinemia causing respiratory distress and cyanosis. Intravenous methylene blue is the specific therapy for this condition.
Read the Americaine (benzocaine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
No information is available.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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