Dibucaine

Description

Dibucaine is a numbing medicine used to treat minor pain and itching of skin associated with sunburn, insect bite, irritations. It is also used to relieve rectal pain and itching associated with hemorrhoids.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dibucaine

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Fast/irregular heart beat
  • Unusual warmth of skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Nervousness and confusion
  • Twitching and unusual movement of muscles
  • Blurred vision
  • Fall in blood pressure
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Eye/skin irritation

Uses of Dibucaine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Local anesthesia
  • Hemorrhoids
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of application.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2-4 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Dibucaine or any other local anesthesia medicine belonging to the amide group.

Heart block

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a tertiary heart block.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is for external use only and application in the eyes, nose, mouth, or cracked skin should be avoided.

Photosensitivity

Use of this medicine can make your skin sensitive to sunlight and hence it is advised to avoid direct sunlight after application.

Use in the elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly and patients who are bedridden.

Epilepsy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having epilepsy or any other convulsive disorders.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver function.

Myasthenia Gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a condition where the muscles tire up very fast.

Missed Dose

This medicine is normally applied as and when required. If you are on a dosing schedule, then apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.

Overdose

Topically applicable forms of this medicine are not expected to cause an overdose. However, contact your doctor if someone has accidentally swallowed this medicine.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Dibucaine exactly as directed on the label. Do not use in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Avoid exposure to the eyes, inner ear, mouth, or open wounds.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the relay of pain signals from the site of administration.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical anesthetics

Schedule

OTC

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00527

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Nupercainal (dibucaine topical ointment) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more. [Internet]. Reference.medscape.com. 2017 [cited 19 June 2017]. Available from:

http://reference.medscape.com/drug/nupercainal-dibucaine-topical-ointment-999416#0

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jul 2017

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