Dibucaine Topical Ointment

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

What Is Dibucaine Topical Ointment Used For and How Does it Work?

Dibucaine topical ointment is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for pain, hemorrhoids, sunburn, cuts, abrasions, insect bites, and skin irritation.

Dibucaine topical ointment is available under the following different brand names: Nupercainal.

What Are the Dosages of Dibucaine Topical Ointment?

Dosages of Dibucaine Topical Ointment:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Ointment

  • 10%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Topical Pain

  • Adults: Apply topically to affected area up to 3-4 times/day; do not exceed 30 g/day
  • Children over 2 years (and over 15 kg): Apply topically to affected area up to 3-4 times/day; do not exceed 7.5 g/day
  • Children under 2 years (or under 15 kg): Safety and efficacy not established

Dosing Considerations

  • Prolonged use not recommended

Administration

  • Wash hands before and after administration
  • May cover with light dressing if necessary
  • Do not apply to open wounds, burns, broken or inflamed skin; do not apply in nose, mouth, or eyes

Other Indications and Uses

  • Hemorrhoids, sunburn, cuts, abrasions, insect bites, skin irritation

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dibucaine Topical Ointment?

Common side effects of benzhydrocodone/acetaminophen include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Dibucaine Topical Ointment?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Dibucaine topical ointment has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Dibucaine topical ointment has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Dibucaine topical ointment has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Dibucaine topical ointment has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Dibucaine Topical Ointment?

Warnings

  • This medication contains dibucaine topical ointment. Do not take Nupercainal if you are allergic to dibucaine topical ointment or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dibucaine Topical Ointment?"

Long-Term Effects

  • Prolonged use not recommended
  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dibucaine Topical Ointment?"

Cautions

  • External use only
  • Avoid eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Photosensitizing agent; avoid direct sunlight
  • Consult physician if condition worsens or does not improve

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use dibucaine topical ointment with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown if dibucaine topical ointment is excreted into breast milk.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/nupercainal-dibucaine-topical-ointment-999416

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