What is benzocaine topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Lanacane Lanacane Maximum Strength Orabase with Benzocaine Show all

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Benzocaine is a local anesthetic used to numb a painful area on the skin. It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Itching 2 1
Back pain 1 0
Burning sensation in tongue 1 1
Fatigue 1 1
Insomnia 1 1
Mouth sores (ulcers) 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with benzocaine topical

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking benzocaine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking benzocaine topical

Duration

Stopped taking benzocaine topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking benzocaine topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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1 patient evaluation for benzocaine topical

Sep 10, 2013 (Started Sep 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for itching)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This didn't work at all. I woke up in the night several times as my face was itching. This didn't happen when I used Benadryl or E45 Itch Relief
Cost: < $25 monthly

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