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Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) is a topical anesthetic indicated for the production of anesthesia of all accessible mucous membrane except the eyes. Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Spray is indicated for use to control pain or gagging. Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) in all forms is indicated to control pain and for use for surgical or endoscopic or other procedures in the ear, nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and esophagus. It may also be used for vaginal or rectal procedures when feasible.


Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Spray should be applied for approximately one second or less for normal anesthesia. Only a limited quantity of Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) is required for anesthesia. Spray in excess of two seconds is contraindicated. Average expulsion rate of residue from spray, at normal temperatures, is 200 mg per second.

Tissue need not be dried prior to application of Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) . Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) should be applied directly to the site where pain control is required. Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Liquid may be applied with a cotton applicator or directly to tissue. The cotton applicator should not be held in position for extended periods of time, since local reactions to benzoate topical anesthetics are related to the length of time of application.


Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Spray 56 g. including propellant.

Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Liquid 56 g.

Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) Hospital Gel 29 g. Tube.

Federal law prohibits dispensing Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine) without prescription.

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Cetacaine (benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine)

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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