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     Orajel

Orajel contains benzocaine, a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

Orajel numbs the skin or surfaces inside the mouth and used for the temporary relief of pain from sore throat, canker sores, cold sores, fever blisters, minor irritation or injury of the mouth and gums.

Orajel is also use for temporary relief of sore gums due to teething in children 2 years of age and older.

Warnings of orajel

Orajel taken in the mouth might create dangerously low oxygen levels in your body’s tissues. Methemoglobinemia is a potentially lethal disorder.If you have previously had methemoglobinemia, do not use this medication.

GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF METHEMOGLOBINEMIA: headache, tired feeling, confusion, fast heart rate, and feeling light-headed or short of breath, with a pale, blue, or gray appearance of your skin, lips, or fingernails.

An overdose of benzocaine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin and into your blood. Use the smallest amount needed.

Do not use Orajell on a child younger than 2 years old.

Before taking this medicine

Do not use Orajell if you have ever had methemoglobinemia in the past.

Do not use Orajell on a child younger than 2 years old.

An overdose of benzocaine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin and into your blood. This can happen if you apply more than the recommended dose.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have:

  • a personal or family history of methemoglobinemia, or any genetic (inherited) enzyme deficiency;
  • asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other breathing disorder;
  • heart disease; or
  • if you smoke.

Ask a doctor before using Orajell if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

If you apply Orajel to your chest, avoid areas that may come into contact with the baby’s mouth.

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