Description

Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic of the ester type, acting to produce reversible loss of sensation by preventing or diminishing the generation and transmission of sensory nerve impulses near the site of application. Depolarisation of the neuronal membrane and ion exchange are reversibly inhibited.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Benzocaine
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AD Local anesthetics
Benzocaine
D Dermatologicals → D04 Antipruritics, incl. antihistamines, anesthetics, etc. → D04A Antipruritics, incl. antihistamines, anesthetics, etc. → D04AB Anesthetics for topical use
Benzocaine
N Nervous system → N01 Anesthetics → N01B Anesthetics, local → N01BA Esters of aminobenzoic acid
Benzocaine
R Respiratory system → R02 Throat preparations → R02A Throat preparations → R02AD Anesthetics, local

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