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Relieves pain and itching. Also used to numb your skin before a medical procedure. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.

Brand Names

Dent's Maxi-Strength Toothache Drops
Mandelay Maximum Strength
Medicone Maximum Strength

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to benzethonium or menthol, because some brand may contain these other medicines, too.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the aerosol spray at room temperature, away from heat or fire. Store the cream, gel, liquid, or ointment at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. 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 out of the reach of 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
Blue color around your mouth, or blue fingers or toes
Fast breathing
Redness, pain, or swelling where the medicine is applied
Unusual tiredness or weakness

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