Cetacaine (Topical)

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Cetacaine (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Cetacaine (Topical)

Cetacaine (Topical) Medication Classification


Cetacaine (Topical) Brandname


Cetacaine (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Benzocaine (BEN-zoe-kane), Butamben (byoo-TAM-ben), Tetracaine (TET-ra-kane) Relieves pain. This medicine is used before a medical or dental procedure to numb your skin and to help control gagging. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.

When To Not Use Cetacaine (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine, butamben, tetracaine, or if you have a medical condition known as a cholinesterase deficiency. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to benzalkonium or ammonium, because some brands may contain these other medicines, too.

How Should You Use Cetacaine (Topical)

Proper Cetacaine (Topical) Storage

Store Cetacaine (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cetacaine (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cetacaine (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.

Cetacaine (Topical) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.

Cetacaine (Topical) Side Effects

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.
  • Skin turns a blue color around your mouth, fingers, or toes.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry skin or scabbing.
  • Mild skin redness, itching, oozing, or rash.

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