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hi doctors, can you tell me what is stronger benzocaine or novocaine?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Probably same: Strictly speaking, Benzocaine is for the topical use only, novocaine ( generic: procaine ) can be injected. For topical formulation to achieve similar effect, different concentrations ( strengths) are used; for Benzocaine it is 20%, i believe, and for novocaine is less. But because you are not preparing the formulations yourself, the " weaker" medicine will produce the same effect as the"stronger".

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