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What is benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine?

Benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine is a topical (applied to the site) anesthetic used to treat pain or numb certain parts of the body before and during medical procedures. Benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine may be prescribed before surgical or endoscopic procedures involving most mucous membranes, including the nose, ear, mouth, throat, trachea, esophagus, vagina and rectum. However, it should not be used in the eyes. Benzocaine, aminobenzoate and tetracaine is available in different forms, including a liquid, spray, ointment or gel. It is sold under the brand name Cetacaine. A generic version is not available.

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