|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Trade names||Anbesol, Cepacol, Lanacane|
|Pregnancy cat.||C (US)|
|Legal status||OTC (US)|
|ATC code||C05D04 , QN01 , N01 , R02|
|Mol. mass||165.189 g/mol|
|(what is this?)|
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments such as products for oral ulcers. It is also combined with antipyrine to form A/B Otic Drops to relieve ear pain and remove earwax.