Benzocaine Butamben Tetracaine

Benzocaine Butamben Tetracaine Brand Names- Cetacaine | Exactacain

What is Benzocaine Butamben Tetracaine

Benzocaine Butamben Tetracaine is a combination of topical anesthetics, available in gel, spray, and liquid formulations, for application to accessible mucous membrane except the eyes.

These products are used for topical anesthesia and mild pain control, including use during procedures such as endoscopy, surgery, or dental procedures. It can be used for gag reflex suppression as well. The onset of anesthesia is less than 1 minute and effects last 30 to 60 minutes.

Benzocaine and tetracaine are more likely than other local anesthetics to cause contact sensitization. The potential for sensitization increases with the duration of contact, and can be avoided with appropriate application technique. 

Cases of methemoglobinemia have been reported from improper use of topical benzocaine-containing anesthetic sprays; benzocaine; butamben; tetracaine products should never be delivered in excess of 2-second sprays.

These products are not intended for prolonged application time or use.


  • dental anesthesia
  • mild pain
  • mucosal anesthesia
  • topical anesthesia

For topical anesthesia of all accessible mucous membranes, except the eyes; for the control of mild pain and for mucosal anesthesia during procedures (such as endoscopy or surgery) at sites including the ear, nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, vagina when feasible, or rectum when feasible; for dental anesthesia, including anesthesia to subgingival tissue; and for use to control gagging

Side Effects

  1. anaphylactoid reactions
  2. contact dermatitis
  3. edema
  4. erythema
  5. methemoglobinemia
  6. pruritus
  7. rash
  8. urticaria


  • asthma
  • breast-feeding
  • bronchitis
  • burns
  • cardiac disease
  • children
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • emphysema
  • ester local anesthetic hypersensitivity
  • G6PD deficiency
  • geriatric
  • infants
  • intramuscular administration
  • intravenous administration
  • methemoglobin reductase deficiency
  • methemoglobinemia
  • neonates
  • occlusive dressing
  • ocular exposure
  • ophthalmic administration
  • para-aminobenzoic acid, PABA hypersensitivity
  • parenteral administration
  • pregnancy
  • pseudocholinesterase deficiency
  • skin abrasion
  • skin atrophy
  • subcutaneous administration
  • tobacco smoking


  • Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Amyl Nitrite
  • Articaine; Epinephrine
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Benzoyl Peroxide; Clindamycin
  • Benzoyl Peroxide; Erythromycin
  • Benzoyl Peroxide; Sulfur
  • Bupivacaine
  • Bupivacaine Liposomal
  • Bupivacaine; Lidocaine
  • Chloroprocaine
  • Chloroxylenol; Hydrocortisone; Pramoxine
  • Dapsone
  • Dibucaine
  • Erythromycin; Sulfisoxazole
  • Ethyl Chloride
  • Hydralazine; Isosorbide Dinitrate, ISDN
  • Hydrocortisone; Pramoxine
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate, ISDN
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Lidocaine
  • Lidocaine; Prilocaine
  • Lidocaine; Tetracaine
  • Mepivacaine
  • Mepivacaine; Levonordefrin
  • Nitrates
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Penicillin G Benzathine; Penicillin G Procaine
  • Penicillin G Procaine
  • Pramoxine
  • Pyrimethamine; Sulfadoxine
  • Ropivacaine
  • Sulfadiazine
  • Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim, SMX-TMP, Cotrimoxazole
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Sulfisoxazole
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracaine

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