Anbesol Regular Strength

Generic Name: Benzocaine

  • Other names:

    Anbesol Regular Strength Liquid, Anbesol Regular Strength Gel
  • What is this medication?

    Anbesol Regular Strength contains an oral anesthetic. It is intended to temporarily relieve pain associated with toothache, sore gums, canker sores, braces, minor dental procedures, and dentures.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, or other "caine" anesthetics.

    When using this product, avoid contact with the eyes.

    Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

    Do not use this product for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor or dentist.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if your sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days; if irritation, pain, or redness persists or worsens; or if swelling, rash, or fever develops.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If more than the amount used for pain is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns that could lead to unwanted side effects related to this product.
  • What are the possible side effects of Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product
  • What should I avoid while using Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Avoid contact with the eyes when using this product.

    Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

    Do not use this product for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor or dentist.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Anbesol Regular Strength?

    If Anbesol Regular Strength is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Anbesol Regular Strength with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Liquid:

    Adults and children 2 years: To open the tube, cut the tip of the tube on the score mark with scissors. Wipe the liquid onto the affected area with cotton, a cotton swab, or a fingertip. Apply up to 4 times daily or as directed by a doctor or dentist.

    Provide adult supervision to children under the age of 12 when they use this product.

    Children <2 years: Consult a doctor or dentist.

    Gel:

    Adults and children 2 years: To open the tube, cut the tip of the tube on the score mark with scissors. Apply the gel to the affected area up to 4 times daily or as directed by a doctor or dentist. For denture irritation, apply a thin layer of gel to the affected area. Do not reinsert dental work until the irritation or pain is relieved. Rinse your mouth well before reinserting.

    Provide adult supervision to children under the age of 12 when they use this product.

    Children <2 years: Consult a doctor or dentist.

  • How should I store Anbesol Regular Strength?

    Store at room temperature.