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Composition FOR BENZOFEN

Benzocaine(NA)

food interaction for BENZOFEN

alcohol interaction for BENZOFEN

pregnancy interaction for BENZOFEN

lactation interaction for BENZOFEN

medicine interaction for BENZOFEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Benzofen gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Benzofen gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR BENZOFEN

Benzocaine(NA)

Uses

Benzofen gel is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area)

How it works

Benzofen gel works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Allergy, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Allergic skin rash

SUBSTITUTES FOR BENZOFEN

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR BENZOFEN

  • Do not use benzocaine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzocaine or any other ingredients in formulation.
  • Avoid using benzocaine on broken skin or on large area of body.
  • Do not use benzocaine if you have high levels of blood pigments; if you are taking cholinesterases or sulphonamides.
  • Do not use benzocaine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR BENZOFEN

Benzocaine

Q.

Does benzocaine heal cold sores/numb mouth/kill sperm/make person sleepy?
Benzocaine can soothe cold sores and numb mouth. It doesn't however kill sperms or make a person sleepy

Q.

Is benzocaine safe?
Benzocaine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is benzocaine stronger than lidocaine?
Benzocaine and lidocaine both belong to the same class of medicines having similar therapeutic action. Individual responses to these medicines might vary

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Does benzocaine get you high?
Benzocaine has abuse potential. It should never be used for recreational activities

Q.

Does benzocaine delay ejaculation?
Benzocaine is used in condoms to prolong the duration of sex and hence ejaculation. It must be used as advised by the doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)