Drug Index

Dibucaine

 
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Mechanism :

Dibucaine ointment is a topical anesthetic. It produces numbness for a short period of time by stopping nerves from sending pain impulses to the brain.


Indication :

• Relieving pain and itching due to sunburns, minor burns, cuts, scratches, insect bites, stings, or hemorrhoids.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity


Dosing :

Under 2 years, <15 kg: Safety and efficacy not established.

>2 years: Apply topically to the affected area 3 or 4 times daily. No more than 7.5 grams should be used in a 24-hour period.


Adverse Effect :

Contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, flushing, eye/skin irritation, diarrhea, chest pain, palpitations.

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