Product Name

Benzocaine

CAS Number

94-09-7

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Product Name:
Benzocaine
CAS Number:
94-09-7
Indication:
For general use as a lubricant and topical anesthetic on esophagus, larynx, mouth, nasal cavity, rectum, respiratory tract or trachea, urinary tract, vagina. It is also used to suppress gag reflex.
Mode of Action:

Benzocaine binds to sodium channels and reversibly stabilizes the neuronal membrane which decreases its permeability to sodium ions. Depolarization of the neuronal membrane is inhibited thereby blocking the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses.

Pharmacodynamics:

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter analgesic ointments. It is also indicated for general use as a lubricant and topical anesthetic on intratracheal catheters and pharyngeal and nasal airways to obtund the pharyngeal and tracheal reflexes; on nasogastric and endoscopic tubes; urinary catheters; laryngoscopes; proctoscopes; sigmoidoscopes and vaginal specula.

Toxicity:

LD50=3040 mg/kg (rat, oral)

IUPAC:
ethyl 4-aminobenzoate
ATC:
C05AD03 D04AB04 N01BA05 R02AD01 A01AD11
PubChem:
2337
DrugBank:
DB01086 (APRD00539)
Formula:
C23H28N2O3
Molecular Mass:
165.1891
Synonyms:
Ethyl Aminobenzoate Ethyl P-Aminobenzoate Ethyl P-Aminophenylcarboxylate Ethylester Kyseliny P-Aminobenzoove P-Aminobenzoic Acid, Ethyl Ester P-Carbethoxyaniline P-Ethoxycarboxylic Aniline
SMILES:
CCOC(=O)C1=CC=C(N)C=C1
AHFS Code:
52:16.00 84:08.00
InChi:
BLFLLBZGZJTVJG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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