What is Lanacane?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Generic name: benzocaine topical

Lanacane® is a brand name for topical benzocaine, a local anesthetic used for temporary relief of pain associated with itchy skin, minor burns, acute congestive, bee stings, and insect bites; mouth and gum irritations; sunburn; hemorrhoids and as an anesthetic lubricant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 1 1
Insomnia 1 1
Itching 1 1
Numbness 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lanacane

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Lanacane

Dosage Patients
0.2-20% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Lanacane

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Lanacane


Currently taking Lanacane

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Lanacane

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

1 patient evaluation for Lanacane

Sep 10, 2013 (Started Sep 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for itching)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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