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What is the treatment for benzocaine toxicity?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Methylene blue: The most dangerous potential effect of Benzocaine overdose is methemoglobinemia, a condition in which not enough oxygen is available to the body. There may be pale or blue-gray skin and nail beds, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Emergency treatment is the IV administration of a medication called methylene blue, and discontinuation of Benzocaine use.
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Last updated Dec 22, 2019
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