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Composition for MUCOPAIN

Benzocaine Topical(20% w/w)

food interaction for MUCOPAIN

alcohol interaction for MUCOPAIN

pregnancy interaction for MUCOPAIN

lactation interaction for MUCOPAIN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Mucopain gel at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mucopain gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Mucopain gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Benzocaine Topical(20% w/w)


Benzocaine is topically used for the treatment of itching and irritation caused by conditions like insect bites, nettle stings, cuts and scrapes, skin chafe and external vaginal and anal itching. It is also used for treating pain and itching due to certain ear infections and in the treatment of mouth ulcers and toothache.

How it works

Benzocaine belongs to the class of medications called as an ester type local anesthetic. It works by anesthetizing the sensory nerves under skin surface, thereby reducing the inflammatory sensation and reducing an urge to itch.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic skin rash


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Expert advice for MUCOPAIN

  • Do not apply benzocaine topical on cracked or broken skin.
  • Do not use benzocaine topical if you have high levels of blood pigments or methaemoglobinemia (Increased methemoglobin in blood which has reduced oxygen binding ability).
  • Avoid drinking hot liquids while using benzocaine mouth gel.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to benzocaine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have irregular heart beat or high levels of blood pigments.
  • Do not use if you are taking cholinesterases or sulphonamides.
  • Dental gel should not be used in children <12 years.

Frequently asked questions for MUCOPAIN

Benzocaine Topical

 Q. Does benzocaine topical heal cold sores/numb mouth/kill sperm/make person sleepy?
Benzocaine topical can soothe cold sores and numb mouth. However, it doesn’t kill sperms or make a person sleepy.
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)