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how can benzocaine interact with the human body?

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Dr. Abdul Khokhar
35 years experience Anesthesiology
benzocaine interact: It effect the ionic transport of ions in the nerve cell and alter the nerve transmission of impulses
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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Dr. Alexander Bankov
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Topical anesthetic: Benzocaine is mostly used on mucous membranes - in the throat/ oral cavity, for example. Beside numbing, excessive amounts can interact with oxygen-carrying hemoglobin and lead to condition called methemoglobinemia, that can manifests in lower pulsoximetry (SpO2) readings
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It can: Cause allergic reactions or methemoglobinemia
Answered on Aug 3, 2014

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Benzocain effect: it was cause local anesthesia if given IV it can cause depression of CNS and cvs.metabolize by liver and secreated by kid
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Not a good idea.: What for? Drugs like Benzocaine do not have sytemic pain benefits and are meant for local use. They can induce cardiac arrythmias.

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