What is it?
Dibucaine hydrochloride is classified as an amide local anesthetic. It is used topically to decrease pain or numb the skin.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with dibucaine hydrochloride is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing dibucaine hydrochloride should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information on the package ask your pharmacist. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Topical hemorrhoid cream
  • Antiseptic wash
  • Creams/lotions/gels/sprays used to treat the pain associated with sunburns
  • Topical pain relievers
Other names for Dibucaine hydrochloride:
  • Cincain®
  • Nupercainal®
  • Nupercaine®
  • Sovcaine
  • Cinchocaine
  • Percaine
  • Benzolin
  • Somulose (veterinary medicine)
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Tetracaine
  • Benzocaine
  • Iodochlorhydroxyquin (Vioform)
  • Caines - amides

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