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Anbesol Regular Strength Gel
(Benzocaine - non Rx)

Formulation : Gel

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx used for?

Anbesol is used to block nerve signals in your body (causing numbness). This medication reduces aches and discomforts associated with sore throats, sunburns, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, or other minor pains and irritations. Anbesol can also be used on the inside surfaces or the mouth, nose, throat, vagina, or rectum to decrease the pain when inserting a medical tool into these areas.

How should Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx be stored?

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not allow Anbesol to freeze.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Anbesol Regular Strength Gel/Benzocaine - non Rx ?

Take Anbesol exactly as prescribed to you by your doctor, or use the instructions provided on the label. If you apply to much of this medication your body may absorb too much. Also if you apply this medication on large areas of skin, or if you apply heat, bandages, plastic wrap, etc. to the treated area your body may over-absorb this medication. Cut, scraped, or irritated skin may absorb more medication than regular healthy skin. Use the smallest amount of Anbesol needed to numb the skin. Use this medication 4 times a day when you have a skin condition being treated. If you use the spray form, hold the bottle between 6 and 12 inches away from the irritated skin. Do not use the spray directly on your face, instead spray your hands and then apply the medication indirectly to your face. When treating hemorrhoids, first clean the area with soap and water and then apply Anbesol. Do not use more than 6 times per day for hemorrhoid treatment. If you have further questions or concerns, please speak to your health care provider. Do not use this medication on deep cuts or puncture wounds, raw or blistering skin, or skin with a severe burn. If you are treating a sore throat and your pain does not improve within 48 hours, contact a doctor, especially if you are experiencing other symptoms.

When should Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine. If you have a blood cell disorder called methemoglobinemia do not use Anbesol.

What precautions should I follow when taking Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx ?

Inform your doctor prior to using this medication if you have methemoglobinemia, (If you do you will be unable to use this medication.) an inherited enzyme deficiency, a breathing disorder, a heart disorder, or if you smoke.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx ?

An overdose of this medication may cause fatal side effects. Overdose symptoms include irregular heartbeats, seizures, slow breathing, or respiratory failure.

When should Anbesol Regular Strength Gel /Benzocaine - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Severe burning, stinging, or sensitivity at the site where the medication was applied; swelling; warmth; redness; signs of infection (oozing, blistering); headache; weakness; lightheadedness; breathing problems; fast heart rate; change in skin ton

Common: Slight stinging, burning, or itching where the medicine is applied; skin tenderness or redness; or dry white flakes where the medicine was applied.

Other: None.

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