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

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
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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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