Benzocaine

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Benzocaine (Wikipedia)
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Benzocaine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate
Clinical data
Trade names Anbesol, Cepacol, Lanacane, Orajel
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
Pregnancy
category
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
administration
Topical
Legal status
Legal status
Identifiers
CAS Number 94-09-7 YesY
ATC code C05AD03 (WHO) D04AB04, QN01AX92, N01BA05, R02AD01
PubChem CID 2337
DrugBank DB01086 YesY
ChemSpider 13854242 YesY
UNII U3RSY48JW5 YesY
KEGG D00552 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:116735 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL278172 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C9H11NO2
Molar mass 165.189 g/mol
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Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments such as products for oral ulcers. It is also combined with antipyrine to form A/B otic drops to relieve ear pain and remove earwax.

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