What is Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray) used for?
Lanacane® is commonly used to ease the pain caused by sunburn and skin irritation. It is used to relieve itching and pain from insect bites or skin irritation.
How should I take Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
Do not take Lanacane® by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
Wash your hands before and after use.
Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
Shake well before use.
Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
If you are using the spray for your face, spray it on your hand or gauze and then put it on your face.
Do not use near an open flame or while smoking. It may burst.
This medicine may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
How do I store Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Lanacane® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Lanacane® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Lanacane® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Lanacane® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Lanacane® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Tell all of your health care providers that you take Lanacane®. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.
Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
Do not sniff this medicine. Doing so may cause harm or death.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Lanacane® while you are pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Lanacane® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Lanacane®. Lanacane® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Very bad irritation where this medicine is used.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Lanacane® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Lanacane® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray)?
Lanacane® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray).
What is the dose of Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for further information.
What is the dose of Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Lanacane® (Benzocaine aerosol spray) available?
Lanacane® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Lanacane®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 8, 2017 | Last Modified: November 9, 2017