benzocaine spray - mucous membrane, Endocaine, Hurricaine (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Use this product as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is usually sprayed within the mouth by a health care professional immediately before your procedure.Shake the can well before using. If you are using this medication for self-treating a painful sore throat or mouth/gum problems, hold the spray can so the extension tube is 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 centimeters) away from the area to be sprayed. Spray for half a second. Allow the medication to stay in the painful area for at least 1 minute, then spit out. Do not swallow. You may repeat the spray once if needed. Do not use more than 2 sprays at once or use more than 4 times a day unless directed by your doctor.Avoid spraying in or near the eyes. Do not breathe in the spray.Do not use large amounts or apply this more often than directed because the chance for serious side effects (including rarely fatal methemoglobulinemia) will increase.This medication numbs the mouth and throat. This effect will make swallowing difficult and increase your risk of choking or swallowing the wrong way. Do not eat or chew gum for 1 hour after this product is used or until your mouth/throat is no longer numb. It is especially important to make sure children do not eat or chew gum for at least 1 hour after use of this medication. Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.Stop using this medication and tell your doctor if your sore throat is severe, if it lasts more than 2 days, or if you have a fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting. You may have a serious medical problem that may require different treatment. If sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, stop using this medication and call your doctor or dentist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Slight burning, tingling, or stinging may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.This medication has rarely caused a very serious (possibly fatal) blood disease (methemoglobinemia). This effect is more likely if you have breathing problems or certain diseases of the blood/metabolism (G6PD deficiency, pyruvate kinase deficiency, hemoglobin-M disease, NADH-methhemoglobin reductase deficiency), or if you smoke (see also Precautions section). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: headache, unusual anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness, pale/bluish/gray skin, fast heartbeat.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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