Other name:4-Aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester;Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate;Benzocione;Ethyl p-aminobenzoate
Appearance:White crystalline powder
Usage: Benzocaine topical is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, and many other sources of minor pain on a surface of the body. Benzocaine is also used to numb the skin or surfaces inside the mouth, nose, throat, vagina, or rectum to lessen the pain of inserting a medical instrument such as a tube or speculum.
Benzocaine is a kind of fat-soluble surface anesthetic. Compared with several other topical anesthetics such as lidocaine, tetracaine, its intensity is small, so it won't make people feel discomfort because of the anesthesia effect on the mucosa. It is a very strong fat-soluble drugs with easy combination with mucosa or skin and not easy penetration into body to produce toxicity.
Benzocaine can be used as the raw materials of Otho imitation, Orthocaine and Procaine; at the same time, it is used as a topical anesthetics in medicine with analgesic, antipruritic effect, mainly used for wounds, ulcers, mucosal surface anesthesia plane and hemorrhoids pain and itching. Its ointment can also be used as the lubrication of nasopharyngeal catheter, sudden pain within the endoscope mirror etc.