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Benzocaine Information

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic.  It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) products used to relieve pain in the mouth and gums from a variety of conditions.  OTC benzocaine products come in the form of gels, sprays, liquids, and lozenges. 
 

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

 

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