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Pronunciation: BEN-zoe-kane
Generic Name: Benzocaine
Brand Name: Examples include Trocaine Throat and Laryngesic
Laryngesic Lozenges are used for:

Temporarily relieving minor mouth or gum irritation or minor sore throat.

Laryngesic Lozenges are a topical anesthetic. It works by numbing the affected area.

Do NOT use Laryngesic Lozenges if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Laryngesic Lozenges or to other similar local anesthetics (eg, lidocaine)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Laryngesic Lozenges:

Some medical conditions may interact with Laryngesic Lozenges. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Laryngesic Lozenges. Because little, if any, of Laryngesic Lozenges are absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Laryngesic Lozenges may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Laryngesic Lozenges:

Use Laryngesic Lozenges as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Dissolve Laryngesic Lozenges slowly in your mouth as directed on the package labeling or by your doctor. Do not chew Laryngesic Lozenges. If you miss a dose of Laryngesic Lozenges and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take Laryngesic Lozenges as directed. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Laryngesic Lozenges.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Laryngesic Lozenges for longer than 2 days without checking with your doctor. Severe or persistent sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting may be serious. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms. Diabetes patients - Some of these products may contain sugar. Read the labeling carefully. If you are unsure if this product contains sugar, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Laryngesic Lozenges are not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 5 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Laryngesic Lozenges, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Laryngesic Lozenges during pregnancy. It is unknown if Laryngesic Lozenges are excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Laryngesic Lozenges, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Laryngesic Lozenges:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Numbness of the mouth or throat.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Laryngesic side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Laryngesic Lozenges may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Laryngesic Lozenges:

Store Laryngesic Lozenges between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Laryngesic Lozenges out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Laryngesic Lozenges, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Laryngesic Lozenges are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Laryngesic Lozenges. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Laryngesic resources Laryngesic Side Effects (in more detail)Laryngesic Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingLaryngesic Support Group0 Reviews for Laryngesic - Add your own review/rating Compare Laryngesic with other medications Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

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