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Dermoplast first aid

Generic Name: benzocaine topical (BENZ oh kane TOP ik al)
Brand Names: Dermoplast
Dermoplast is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by insect bites, minor burns, minor cuts, and sunburn. Includes Dermoplast side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Dermoplast (benzocaine) is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Dermoplast is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, insect bites, minor burns, minor cuts, sunburn, and many other sources of minor pain on a surface of the body. Dermoplast First Aid Spray also helps prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Do not use Dermoplast on a child younger than 2 years old. An overdose of benzocaine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin and into your blood. Use the smallest amount needed. Learn more

Dermoplast first aid Side Effects

Dermoplast Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about benzocaine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dermoplast.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzocaine topical: cream, film, gel/jelly, lotion, lozenge/troche, ointment, paste, powder for suspension, solution, spray, swab, tablet disintegrating

Other dosage forms:

  • topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application ointment, topical application solution, topical application spray

Along with its needed effects, benzocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Dermoplast) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benzocaine topical:

Incidence not known

  • Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  • dark urine
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • headache
  • high fever
  • nausea
  • pale skin
  • rapid heart rate
  • sore throat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzocaine topical: compounding powder, mucous membrane gel, mucous membrane liquid, mucous membrane lozenge, mucous membrane paste, mucous membrane powder for reconstitution, mucous membrane spray, mucous membrane swab, mucous membrane tablet disintegrating, rectal ointment, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray, topical stick, topical swab

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included contact dermatitis and urticaria.

Local

Local side effects have included burning and stinging.

Other

Other side effects have included edema.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included angioedema.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia. FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia from postmarketing reporting.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Dermoplast First Aid