This chemical is most commonly used as local and topical anesthetic and is found in numerous medications.


Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.

It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

Inform your healthcare provider of your allergy.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  2-dimethylaminoethyl 4-n-butylaminobenzoate hydrochloride
  4-(Butylamino)benzoic acid 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester hydrochloride
  Amethocaine hydrochloride
  Gingicain M
  p-butylaminobenzoyl-2-dimethylaminoethanol hydrochloride
  Pontocaine hydrochloride

Possible Occupational Exposure
Tetracaine Hydrochloride
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Anti-itch medications
Cough tablets
Dental solutions
Eye drops
Mouth spray
Throat spray

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.