Benzocaine

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Topical benzocaine has not been studied during breastfeeding, but is unlikely to affect her breastfed infant if it is applied away from the breast.Benzocaineshould not be applied to the breast or nipple, because the infant may ingest the drug during nursing and it has been associated with severe methemoglobinemia.


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Lidocaine


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Benzocaine

CAS Registry Number:

94-09-7

Drug Class:


  • Anesthetics, Local


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    845


    Last Revision Date:


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