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Orajel maximum strength

Generic Name: benzocaine topical (BENZ oh kane TOP ik al)
Brand Names: Orajel
Orajel is a numbing gel used for the temporary relief of pain inside the mouth. Includes Orajel side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Orajel contains benzocaine, a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Orajel numbs the skin or surfaces inside the mouth and used for the temporary relief of pain from sore throat, canker sores, cold sores, fever blisters, minor irritation or injury of the mouth and gums. Orajel is also use for temporary relief of sore gums due to teething in children 2 years of age and older. Orajel used in the mouth may cause a condition in which the oxygen in your body tissues can become dangerously low. This is a potentially fatal condition called methemoglobinemia (met-HEEM-oh glo-bin-EE-mee-a). Do not use this medicine if you have ever had methemoglobinemia. Learn more

Orajel maximum strength Side Effects

Orajel 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 Orajel.

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 Orajel) 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 Orajel Maximum Strength