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Who should not use topical benzocaine?

Talk to your doctor before applying this medication to children under two years of age. You should always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product and tell them about any other medications or medical conditions you may be using or experiencing. If you have had an allergic reaction to any other anesthetic, like procaine or butacaine, you should not use benzocaine. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use this medication unless your doctor knows and approves the use.

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