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Topical Benzocaine Sprays (4/06)
Benzocaine-induced Methemoglobinemia
The cause of methemoglobinemia was 20% benzocaine spray used for local anesthesia before Key Words: Methemoglobinemia; Benzocaine; Cyanosis.
N-Acetylbenzocaine: Formation via Transacetylation of Benzocaine
and traces of acetylsalicylic acid (asprin) and benzocaine. The exhibit also identified previously as a metabolite of benzocaine in fish and guinea pigs [1-5].
Clinical Effectiveness of Lidocaine and Benzocaine for Topical

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FDA Issues Warning On Benzocaine-Based Products
Bird Term Of The Day: Styptic Powder
Styptic powder is not a pain-killer, and as such, many of the styptic powders you can buy for your bird contain benzocaine to help with pain. For people, styptic is more commonly used in the form of a styptic pencil.
Jailed drugs trafficker to repay just £1
Two kilos of the Class A drug were found in a wardrobe at the property in Tollcross Road, Glasgow, along with 25 kilos of the bulking agent Benzocaine and equipment for processing the drug.
Teething May Not Be Linked to Fever
In a safety announcement from April 2011, the FDA states that over-the-counter gels and liquids with the ingredient benzocaine should not be used on children under age 2 unless supervised by a health care professional.
Understanding sore throats
The most common way to do this is with an anaesthetic spray or lozenge. Sprays are very effective because they deliver the anaesthetic straight to where it hurts, but the taste can sometimes be off putting.

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Benzocaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever, or in cough drops.
benzocaine topical medical facts from
Physician reviewed benzocaine topical patient information - includes benzocaine topical description, dosage and directions.
Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products > Benzocaine Topical
Apr 7, 2011 FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia, a serious and potentially fatal adverse effect, associated with benzocaine products.
Americaine® Hemorrhoidal [OTC], Anbesol® Baby [OTC], Anbesol® Cold Sore Therapy [OTC], Anbesol® Jr.
Americaine (Benzocaine) Drug Information: User Reviews, Side
Learn about the prescription medication Americaine (Benzocaine), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, reviews and patient labeling.

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