Appedrine review

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

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 emerods, it is also used in some eardrops to treat impacted earwax and ear irritation. A versatile medication, it can be used to relieve pains caused by toothache and other dental conditions or to treat skin conditions such as canker sores and warts. Additionally, it can be used to numb the vagina or rectum prior to the insertion of probes, tubes or other tools to reduce discomfort for the patient.

No matter which form of Appedrine is being used, always follow the instructions for use described in the label or as prescribed by the physician.

To treat minor skin irritations using topical creams, apply a thin coat of the Appedrine cream up to 4 times a day. Use the spray by spraying it 6 to 12 inches away from the skin and avoid spraying it directly onto the face. Wipe the medication on the affected areas of the face with your hands in order to avoid eye contact. When treating emerods, clean the affected area thoroughly with soap and water before applying the topical cream up to 6 times a day. When the patient is using rectal suppositories, empty your bowels and bladder prior to administration of the medication. Always 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 Appedrine to the parts of the tubes or medical tools coming in contact with the body.

Side effects include extended numbness or mild irritation when first applied. Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to Appedrine. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, including rashes, fever, acute pharyngitis, or inflammation.

Appedrine has been known to cause methemoglobinemia, where red blood cells are unable to bind oxygen molecules and cause a lack of oxygen in the body. It can aggravate existing cases of this condition and is not advised for use with patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema.

Refrain from using large amounts of Appedrine. Excessive amounts of the medication are quickly absorbed and may aggravate the condition rather than heal it. Overdose may occur due to excessive application of the medication. Symptoms of an overdose include irregular heartbeats, convulsions and seizures, slowed breathing, which may lead to respiratory failure. In the event that you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Appedrine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of appedrine

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

Generic name: Benzocaine

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