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Americaine

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

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SIDE EFFECTS

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

DRUG INTERACTIONS

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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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