Agent Name

Benzocaine

CAS Number

94-09-7

Formula

C9-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Anbesol; 4-Aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester; Parathesin; Ethyl aminobenzoate; Orthesin; Aethoform; Americaine; Anesthone; Anesthesin; Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate; Benzocaine; Cepacaine; Auralgan Otic; [ChemFinder]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Sources/Uses

Used as a local anesthetic; [Kanerva, p. 434]

Comments

Procaine allergy used to be a common skin sensitizer for dentists. There exists cross-reactivity between procaine, benzocaine, and tetracaine but not with lidocaine and other amide-type local anesthetics currently used. [Kanerva, p. 434]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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