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Topical Anesthetic


Treats pain in a certain body area. Also used to numb (decrease feeling in) an area before a procedure.

Brand Names

Caladryl Clear
Pontocaine HCl
Phenol EZ Swabs
The Medicine Shoppe Antiseptic
Dobell's Solution
Stud 100

When You Should Not Take The Medication

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any numbing medicine in the past, such as lidocaine or benzocaine. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the ingredients in the medicine you are using.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not put in the refrigerator, and do not freeze.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Blurred or double vision.
Confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness, or drowsiness.
Chest pain, or an uneven heartbeat.
Skin rash.
Swelling in the area where this medicine is applied.
Trembling (shaking).

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Skin irritation, itching, redness, or pain.
Symptoms that do not improve in 7 days, or symptoms that get worse.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.