Babee Teething

Name: Babee Teething

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Anbesol
  • Babee Teething
  • Benzodent
  • Benz-O-Sthetic
  • Bi-Zets/Benzo-Troches
  • Dentemp's
  • Dent-O-Kain/20
  • Detane
  • Gumsol
  • HAD
  • Hurricaine
  • Hurricane Spray Kit
  • Kank-A Soft Brush
  • Larynex
  • Miradyne-3
  • Mycinette
  • Orabase-B
  • Oracaine
  • Ora film
  • Orajel
  • OraMagic Plus
  • Orasol
  • Red Cross Canker Sore
  • Thorets
  • Trocaine
  • Zetts
  • Zilactin
  • Zilactin-B

In Canada

  • Anbesol Extra Strength
  • Anbesol Liquid
  • Baby Anbesol
  • Baby Orajel
  • Baby Orajel Liquid
  • Maximum Strength Orajel Pm
  • Orajel Extra Strength

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Gel/Jelly
  • Liquid
  • Solution
  • Film
  • Lozenge/Troche
  • Lotion
  • Ointment
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Cream
  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Swab
  • Spray
  • Gum
  • Paste

Therapeutic Class: Anesthetic, Local

Chemical Class: Amino Ester

Before Using Babee Teething

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:


Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.


No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of benzocaine lozenges in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children below 5 years of age.


No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of benzocaine in geriatric patients.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Infection in or around your mouth or
  • Large sores in or around your mouth—The chance of side effects may be increased.

Proper Use of benzocaine

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain benzocaine. It may not be specific to Babee Teething. Please read with care.

Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of this medicine, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than directed. To do so may increase the chance of absorption into the body and the risk of side effects.

This medicine should be used only for problems being treated by your doctor or conditions listed in the package directions. Check with your doctor before using it for other problems, especially if you think that an infection may be present.

Do not use this medicine for more than 2 days without checking first with your doctor.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (lozenges):
    • For sore throat and mouth pain:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children 5 years of age and older—One lozenge, dissolved slowly in the mouth every 2 hours as needed.
      • Children younger than 5 years of age—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Precautions While Using Babee Teething

If your condition does not improve within 7 days, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.

Call your doctor right away if you start to have a severe sore throat or sore throat that occurs with a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting. These maybe signs of an infection.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzocaine topical: cream, film, gel/jelly, gum, liquid, lotion, lozenge/troche, ointment, paste, powder for suspension, solution, spray, swab, tablet disintegrating

Other dosage forms:

  • topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application ointment, topical application solution, topical application spray, topical application wax

Along with its needed effects, benzocaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Babee Teething Lotion) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benzocaine topical:

Incidence not known
  • Headache
  • high fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzocaine topical: compounding powder, mucous membrane gel, mucous membrane liquid, mucous membrane lozenge, mucous membrane paste, mucous membrane powder for reconstitution, mucous membrane spray, mucous membrane swab, mucous membrane tablet disintegrating, rectal ointment, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical spray, topical stick, topical swab


Dermatologic side effects have included contact dermatitis and urticaria.[Ref]


Local side effects have included burning and stinging.[Ref]


Other side effects have included edema.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects have included angioedema.


Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia. FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia from postmarketing reporting.[Ref]

Some side effects of Babee Teething Lotion may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.