Benzocaine

Active ingredient description

Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic of the ester type, acting to produce reversible loss of sensation by preventing or diminishing the generation and transmission of sensory nerve impulses near the site of application. Depolarisation of the neuronal membrane and ion exchange are reversibly inhibited.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Benzocaine
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AD Local anesthetics
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Benzocaine
D Dermatologicals → D04 Antipruritics, incl. antihistamines, anesthetics, etc. → D04A Antipruritics, incl. antihistamines, anesthetics, etc. → D04AB Anesthetics for topical use
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Benzocaine
N Nervous system → N01 Anesthetics → N01B Anesthetics, local → N01BA Esters of aminobenzoic acid
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Benzocaine
R Respiratory system → R02 Throat preparations → R02A Throat preparations → R02AD Anesthetics, local
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Medicines

Benzocaine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Austria

Brazil

Ireland

Spain

Singapore

Hong Kong Singapore Spain

United Kingdom

Spain

United Kingdom

Singapore

United Kingdom

Benzocaine is also found within below combination drugs:

ALMAGEL A , ANDOLBA , ANESTEFARIN , ANGILEPTOL , ANGINOCOM , APOGAR , AURALGAN , BAFUCIN , BUCOMETASANA , CEPACAINE , DERATIN COMPLEX , DEZOCAINE , DORICOMB , DORITHRICIN , DORITRI , FARBUCAL , FARINGENILO , FARINGESIC , FLAVACO WITH HYDROCORTISONE , GARYDOL , GINGILONE , HEMOAL , HERPOSICC , HEXORALETTEN N , HORF , INSECTICUM , INTERDOL , LINALON , LIZIPAINA , MALVONA , MASTIOL , MENOVAZINAS , NEOCONES , NEOPIRIDIN , ONE TOUCH , PREDMICIN , SANILIN , SEBIDIN INTENSIVE , SEPTOLETE PLUS , TONCILS , TYROCAINE , VARIDERM , WASP-EZE , ZAP

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

U3RSY48JW5 - BENZOCAINE

CAS registry number

94-09-7 - benzocaine

SNOMED-CT

273960006 - Benzocaine (substance)

387357002 - Benzocaine (substance)