Nupercainal (Topical)

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Nupercainal (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Nupercainal (Topical)

Nupercainal (Topical) Medication Classification

DIBUCAINE (On the skin)

Nupercainal (Topical) Brandname


Nupercainal (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Dibucaine (DYE-byoo-kane) Treats mild skin pain and itching. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.

When To Not Use Nupercainal (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to dibucaine.

How Should You Use Nupercainal (Topical)

Cream, Ointment

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Be careful to not use too much medicine. This is more important if you are using the ointment form. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure how much medicine to use.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away. Do not swallow any of this medicine.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Nupercainal (Topical) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Nupercainal (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.

Nupercainal (Topical) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If a child swallows any of this medicine, call a doctor or poison center right away.
  • Do not use the ointment form of this medicine on a child, unless your child's doctor has told you to.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
  • Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.

Nupercainal (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
  • Increased skin itching or pain

Nupercainal (Topical) Ratings

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Nupercainal (Topical)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Barry, SC - 03/22/2016

Nupercainal Dibucaine ointment 1% is the most effective treatment for severe itching of insect bites. It will deaden any sensation of surface pain, itching, burning, etc., on any part of your skin for hours. Use as directed.

Nupercainal (Topical)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: **


Sohel, Sohel - 01/14/2014

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