Pramocaine

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IUPAC_name = 4- [3-(4-butoxyphenoxy)propyl] morpholine



CAS_number = 140-65-8
CAS_supplemental = CAS|637-58-1 (hydrochloride)
ATC_prefix = D04
ATC_suffix = AB07
ATC_supplemental = ATC|C05|AD07
PubChem = 4886
DrugBank =
C = 17 | H = 27 | N = 1 | O = 3
molecular_weight = 293.401 g/mol
bioavailability =
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metabolism =
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pregnancy_AU =
pregnancy_US =
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legal_UK = POM
legal_US = Rx-only
legal_status = (with hydrocortisone)
routes_of_administration = Topical, rectal

Pramocaine (INN and BAN, also known as pramoxine) is a topical anesthetic used as an antipruritic.

Popular itch cream Gold Bond uses pramocaine hydrochloride (hydrochloride used to ease absorption in the skin) to numb sensitive skin.

Usage

Topical anesthetics are used to relieve pain and itching caused by conditions such as sunburn or other minor burns, insect bites or stings, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and minor cuts and scratches. [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202042.html] Pramocaine and dibucaine are also common ingredients in over the counter hemorrhoid preparations.

Notes

See also

* Local anesthesia


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