DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Dibucaine topical ointment

September 30, 2017

Dibucaine topical ointment

What is this medicine?

Dibucaine (dye byoo kane) is a local anesthetic. It is used to decrease pain and itching from minor skin irritations or hemorrhoids.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take this medicine by mouth. Do not use this medicine in the eyes. Follow the directions on the package label. Apply a thin film to the affected area. Do not use this medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • bleeding where used

  • rash and irritation where used

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • numb where used

  • stinging where used

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the same area of skin without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dibucaine, local anesthetics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. See your doctor right away if you get signs of an infection where you use this medicine.

Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

Do not apply this medicine to areas of skin that are infected, open or damaged. This may increase the amount of medicine that passes through your skin and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not use more medicine than directed.

Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain.

Updated:  

September 30, 2017