Celltech | Americaine (Medication)
Americaine/benzocaine, is a local anesthetic used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by conditions such as:minor skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, and many other sources of minor pain on a surface of the body. It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. ...
Side effects that can occur when using Americaine are:mild stinging, burning, or itching where the medicine is applied; skin tenderness or redness; or dry white flakes where the medicine was applied. If any of these persist or get worse, inform your doctor.
More serious side effects are:severe burning, stinging, or sensitivity where the medicine is applied; swelling, warmth, or redness; oozing, blistering, or any signs of infection; or headache, weakness, dizziness, breathing problems, fast heart rate, and gray or bluish colored skin. If any of these occur, and also an allergic reaction such as hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek immediately medical help. ...
Before using Americaine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to benzocaine or if you have any other allergies.
Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you suffer or have suffered from:asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other breathing disorder; a heart disease; any genetic (inherited) enzyme deficiency; or if you smoke.
During pregnancy or breastfeeding it is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...