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Benzocaine mucous mem

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.



COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Endocaine, Hurricaine


This medication is used on the skin to relieve pain, itching and irritation due to insect bites, burns, scrapes, sunburn, rash or other skin disorders.

How To Use

This is used on the skin only as directed. Apply to clean, dry skin. Shake the container gently and hold it upright 2 to 3 inches away from the skin. Direct the spray nozzle to affected area and press to deliver a thin layer of medication. Avoid spraying in or near the eyes. Do not breathe in the spray. Do not use large amounts or apply this more often than directed as your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may increase.

Side Effects

Slight stinging, tingling or irritation may occur when first applied. Expect this. However, if irritation or redness continue, become worse or you develop a skin rash, notify your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this, tell your doctor if you have: skin disorders, skin infections, sensitivity to skin products, allergies (especially to ester-type anesthetics). This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may use including: all skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered but not if it is near the time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from sunlight and open flames. Do not freeze.