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Zilactin-b

Generic Name: benzocaine (Oral route, Oromucosal route)
Detailed drug Information for Zilactin-B. Includes common brand names, drug descriptions, warnings, side effects and dosing information.
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Drug Information:
In the U.S. In Canada Available Dosage Forms: Therapeutic Class: Anesthetic, Local Chemical Class: Amino Ester Benzocaine is used to relieve pain and irritation caused by sore throat, sore mouth, or canker sores. This medicine is available without a prescription. Your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use and dose for your medical problem. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Learn more

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Zilactin-b Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about benzocaine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Zilactin-B.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzocaine topical: cream, film, gel/jelly, lotion, lozenge/troche, ointment, paste, powder for suspension, solution, spray, swab, tablet disintegrating

Other dosage forms:

  • topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application ointment, topical application solution, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, benzocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Zilactin-B) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benzocaine topical:

Incidence not known

  • Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  • dark urine
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • headache
  • high fever
  • nausea
  • pale skin
  • rapid heart rate
  • sore throat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzocaine topical: compounding powder, mucous membrane gel, mucous membrane liquid, mucous membrane lozenge, mucous membrane paste, mucous membrane powder for reconstitution, mucous membrane spray, mucous membrane swab, mucous membrane tablet disintegrating, rectal ointment, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray, topical stick, topical swab

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included contact dermatitis and urticaria.

Local

Local side effects have included burning and stinging.

Other

Other side effects have included edema.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included angioedema.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia. FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia from postmarketing reporting.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Zilactin-b (www.drugs.com/cons/zilactin-b.html).