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Doctor insights on: Benzocaine Side Effects

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How does benzocaine function?

How does benzocaine function?

Benzocaine : Benzocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic. It is an ester anesthetic that blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, which results in inhibition of depolarization with resultant blockade of conduction. It basically prevents conduction of the nerve. ...Read more

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Benzocaine (Definition)

Benzocaine is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more


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How well does benzocaine work?

How well does benzocaine work?

Pretty well: Benzocaine is a great topical anesthetic when used carefully and properly. Do not exceed recommended dosages as it may cause a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. ...Read more

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How can benzocaine 7.5% works on premature ejectculation/?

Topical anesthesia: By decreasing sensation from the genitalia. The medicine is an analogue to the numbing medication that dentists use, for example. ...Read more

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Can someone become addicted to benzocaine?

Not likely: Benzocaine is an anesthetic. So is cocaine. I don't think Benzocaine creates euphoria, do it is not likely to be addicting. But then again, i never thought that over the counter cough syrup could be addicting either, but people get addicted to dextromethorphan in otc cough syrup. Go figure. ...Read more

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Can pure benzocaine mixed with some water cause health problems?

Benzocaine: It would be okay to gargle say 3x day, but you shouldn't swallow it. The answer is yes it can cause some problems, but used in small doses, as directed is usually harmless. Used in otic solution and in the ear is even more harmless (tiny doses). Its used to relieve ear pain. ...Read more