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Americaine (Benzocaine) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Contact dermatitis and/or hypersensitivity to benzocaine can cause burning, stinging, pruritus, tenderness, erythema, rash, urticaria and edema. Rarely, benzocaine may induce methemoglobinemia causing respiratory distress and cyanosis. Intravenous methylene blue is the specific therapy for this condition.

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2006-09-01

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