Information about Dibucaine

Dibucaine Uses

Dibucaine is used for local anesthesia.

How Dibucaine works

Dibucaine is a local anesthetic. It works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. This helps to decrease the sensation of pain.

Common side effects of Dibucaine

Swelling, Stinging sensation, Erythema (skin redness)
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Expert advice for Dibucaine

  • Dibucaine should be used as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your ear, to avoid contamination.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Dibucaine


Q. What is Dibucaine? What is it used for?

Dibucaine belongs to a class of medicines known as local anesthetics. It helps to numb the area where it is applied, thereby relieving pain and discomfort of that area.

Q. Is Dibucaine safe?

Dibucaine is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Inform your doctor if you experience swelling, stinging sensation or redness.

Q. Is Dibucaine available over the counter?

Yes, Dibucaine is available over the counter. However, it is advised to use Dibucaine only if advised by a doctor to get maximum benefit of Dibucaine.

Q. Is Dibucaine toxic?

A. Dibucaine should be used strictly as advised by the doctor. However, using more than what is recommended may lead to a number of serious health issues such as numbness of mouth and throat if swallowed. This can lead to difficulty swallowing and even choking.

Q. How long does it take for Dibucaine to work?

Dibucaine is applied at the start of a medical procedure. It usually takes 3-5 minutes for Dibucaine to start showing its effects.


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