Anesthesin review

Anesthesin, a local anesthetic, is available as topical creams, sprays, oral gels, capsules and others. It relieves pain by blocking sodium from passing electrical signals to the pain receptors. Anesthesin can also be used as a fish tranquilizer, as part of anti-inflammatory medicaments and as an essential component in certain desensitizing condoms.

This medication is primarily used to treat various pains on the body's surface such as burns, skin irritations, sunburn, irritation from acute pharyngitis and teething, ingrown toenails, vaginal or rectal irritation and even haemorrhoids. It is often used in some eardrops to treat impacted earwax and ear irritation. Very versatile, it can also be used to relieve pains caused by toothache and other dental conditions or to treat skin conditions such as canker sores and warts. It can also be administered to numb the vagina or rectum prior to insertion of probes, tubes or other tools to reduce discomfort for the patient.

Regardless of the form of Anesthesin used, follow the instructions for use described in the label or as prescribed by the doctor.

For treating minor skin irritations using topical creams, apply a thin coat of the Anesthesin cream up to 4 times a day. When using the spray formulation, spray it 6 to 12 inches away from the skin and avoid spraying it directly onto the face. Instead, use your hands to wipe it on affected areas of the face to avoid eye contact. For hemorrhoid treatment, clean the affected area thoroughly with soap and water before applying the topical cream up to 6 times a day. When using rectal suppositories, empty your bowels and bladder prior to administration of the medication. Use the smallest amount of medication possible to treat the condition.

When using this medication to ease insertion of tubes and medical tools to body cavities, apply a thin even coat of Anesthesin to the parts coming in contact with the body.

Anesthesin may produce some extended numbness or mild irritation when first applied, but some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to Anesthesin. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any sign of allergic reaction, which include rashes, fever, acute pharyngitis, or inflammation.

Anesthesin may cause methemoglobinemia, where red blood cells are unable to bind oxygen molecules and causes a lack of oxygen in the body. This medication can aggravate existing cases of this condition and is not advised for use in patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema.

Do not use large amounts of Anesthesin on your skin. Excessive amounts are quickly absorbed and may aggravate the condition rather than heal it. Overdose can occur as a result of excessive application. Symptoms of overdose include irregular heartbeats, convulsions and seizures, slowed breathing, which may lead to an actual respiratory failure. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Anesthesin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of anesthesin

• Molecular formula of anesthesin is C9H11NO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is ethyl 4-aminobenzoate
• Molecular weight is 165.189 g/mol

Generic name: Benzocaine

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