International name of benzocaine - Benzocaine. This drug is a local anesthetic, used to reduce the surface sensitivity. Preventing the emergence of pain in the nerve endings, Anestezin blocks conduct pain impulses along nerve fibers. This drug does not cause reactions after absorption into the blood or the distribution of the body.
After applying benzocaine on oral mucosa it develops its effect within one minute. Affecting the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, the drug is able to some extent to reduce appetite (anorexigenic effect).
According to the instructions, it is advisable to apply Anestezin into the following diseases:
- gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
Anestezin for external use is used in the following cases:
- pain in the gums, tooth pain;
- pain in the external auditory meatus, otitis media;
- hives, skin diseases, which are accompanied by itching;
- perianal cracks disease superficial veins.
Anestezin widely used when performing various diagnostic procedures in the mucous membranes (rectoscopy otoscopes, gastroscopy, ureteroscopy, gynecological procedures).
Release form and the instructions for use benzocaine
Anestezin sparingly soluble in water, therefore the drug is not administered by injection. Widespread Anestezin powder and ointment to relieve itching hives, a variety of skin diseases, as well as for pain and ulcer wound surface. Apply 5-10% Anestezin ointment, powder or finished product, such as Amprovizol, Menovazin and others.
There are candles with anestezin whose use is expedient at the diseases of the rectum (hemorrhoids, itching, cracks). The content of active substance in the candlelight anestezin is 0, 05-0, 1 g For anesthesia of mucous membranes are generally applied to 5-20% oily solutions. Anestezin tablets, powders, medicines help reduce the sensitivity of the mucous membranes in case of hypersensitivity of the esophagus, pain and cramps in the stomach, etc.
Inside Anestezin applied at 300 mg three or four times per day. In extreme cases it is possible using 500 mg as a single dose, wherein the daily dose should not exceed 1500 mg. The instructions to the benzocaine in the appointment of the drug for children, the recommended single dose for children under 12 months - 20-40 mg, 2 to 5 years - 50-100 mg, and children belonging to the age group of 6 to 12 years, usually prescribed 120-250 mg.
Pain with inflammation of the hearing aid is removed with the help of 4-5 drops of benzocaine, which are introduced into the external auditory canal. If necessary, this procedure is repeated every 1-2 hours.
Application of benzocaine can cause contact dermatitis, allergic reactions, as well as a persistent decrease in sensitivity in the place of the drug.
The instructions to benzocaine only one contra-indicated - Hypersensitivity. Caution is needed in the appointment of the drug to children under 2 years of age and lactating women.
Anestezin Store in a dry and cool place. Shelf life depends on the form of the drug and is indicated on the packaging - from 2 to 10 years.