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Brand Names: Dibucaine, Nupercainal

Generic Name: dibucaine (topical) (Pronunciation: DYE bue kane)

What is dibucaine topical (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?

Dibucaine topical (for the skin) is an antiseptic, or numbing medicine.

Dibucaine topical is used to treat pain and itching cause by minor burns, insect bites, hemorrhoids, sunburn, or other minor skin irritations.

Dibucaine topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of dibucaine topical (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any pain, bleeding, swelling, redness, or new skin irritation where the medicine was applied.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about dibucaine topical (Dibucaine, Nupercainal)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to dibucaine.

Before using dibucaine topical, tell your doctor if you have asthma or any allergies.

Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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