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Dibucaine Hydrochloride

 

This patient information on Dibucaine Hydrochloride is provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.

The results from your patch testing showed a positive reaction (contact allergy) to Dibucaine Hydrochloride. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of Dibucaine Hydrochlroide to your skin. It is unknown why certain individuals develop allergic sensitivities. In some it may take repeat exposures over long periods of time before an allergy develops. Once you have become sensitized (allergic) your immune system always "remembers" and you will be Dibucaine Hydrochloride sensitive. If you currently have eczema this chemical may be the cause but other factors may play a role as well. The information below will help you avoid this allergen.

This chemical is used most frequently as a topical anesthetic.

Where is chemical found?

Local anesthetic
Suppositories
Topical medications

Hints on avoiding chemical:

Choose products listed only your personalized Contact Allergen Database, which has been provided to you. Products listed on you Contact Allergen Resource Database will be free of Dibucaine Hydrochloride and safe to use.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Inform your primary care physician of your allergies.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:

2-Butoxy-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]-4-quinolinecarboxamide monohydrochloride
2-Butoxy-N-(2-diethylaminoethyl)cinchoninamide hydrochloride
Benzolin
Cincaine
Cinchocaine
Dibucaine hydrochloride
Nupercaine hydrochloride
Percaine
Sovcaine

 

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