Panocaine (Benzocaine – Tetracaine HCl)


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Benzocaine – Tetracaine HCl

Oral Topical Anesthetic

Action And Clinical Pharmacology: Panocaine is a local anesthetic of the ester type which rapidly produces surface anesthesia following application to the mucosa of the oral cavity in clinical dentistry. Panocaine has a short duration of action and is ineffective when applied to intact skin.

Indications And Clinical Uses: For use in the oral cavity for minimizing the pain associated with needle puncture, deep scaling procedures, application of matrix bands and extraction of primary teeth.

Panocaine is indicated for the reduction of the pharyngeal (gag) reflex associated with the placement into the oral cavity of various dental materials (impression trays, x-ray films, x-ray plate holders).

Contra-Indications: Patients with a known hypersensitivity to local anesthetics of the ester type or any of the nonmedicinal ingredients (see Precautions).

Panocaine is contraindicated for use outside the oral cavity.

Precautions: Application to severely traumatized areas which are infected or areas of the posterior pharynx that might dull protective reflexes should be avoided.

Local anesthetics should be used with caution in patients with known drug sensitivities, particularly in those known to be allergic to ester-type anesthetics (e.g., benzocaine, procaine, tetracaine).

Repeated and prolonged application may potentiate hypersensitivity.

Dosage And Administration: Area where Panocaine is to be applied must be dry prior to application. Removal of excess saliva with cotton rolls of saliva ejector will minimize dilution of the local anesthetic.

Press down on dispenser surface; apply Panocaine to desired area using a cotton swab. Care must be taken to avoid cross-contamination between patients.

When used with new dentures, it is important that patients consult their dentist regularly during the fitting period and that the total dose be limited to no more than 3 applications a day.

Total dose is not to exceed the amount required for anesthesia.

Availability And Storage: Each g of cherry-flavored, topical anesthetic gel contains: benzocaine USP 18% and tetracaine hydrochloride USP 2%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Red No. 2 (colorant), flavoring and polyethylene/propylene glycol (base). Plastic containers of 25 g. Store at room temperature, below 25° C.

PANOCAINE® Hoechst Marion Roussel Benzocaine – Tetracaine HCl Oral Topical Anesthetic

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