What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Anbesol (Benzocaine) Maximum Strength 20 % Mucosal Gel to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Known or Theoretical Risk:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: TOPICAL ADMIN UNLIKELY TO AFFECT NURSING INFANT; AVOID BREAST AND NIPPLE AREA
If you are an adult over 60
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: General-May be more sensitive to CNS and cardiac adverse reactions. Consider dose reduction due to reduced clearance in the elderly.
Giving Anbesol (Benzocaine) Maximum Strength 20 % Mucosal Gel to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Increased risk for developing methemoglobinemia. Consult clinician prior to use.
- Contraindication: Increased risk for developing methemoglobinemia. Avoid use in infant or child age < 2 years.
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