Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Anacaine
  2. Chiggerex
  3. Mandelay
  4. Medicone
  5. Outgro
  6. Solarcaine

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Baby Orajel Nighttime Formula
  2. Dermoplast Maximum Strength
  3. Topicaine

Descriptions


Benzocaine is used to relieve pain and itching caused by conditions such as sunburn or other minor burns, insect bites or stings, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, minor cuts, or scratches.

Benzocaine belongs to a group of medicines known as topical local anesthetics. It deadens the nerve endings in the skin. This medicine does not cause unconsciousness as general anesthetics do when used for surgery.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use and dose for your medical problem.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Ointment
  • Spray
  • Liquid
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Cream
  • Wax