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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 140-65-8
637-58-1 (hydrochloride)
ATC code D04AB07 C05AD07
PubChem 4886
Chemical data
Formula C17H27NO3 
Mol. mass 293.401 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status

POM(UK) -only(US) (with hydrocortisone)

Routes Topical, rectal

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

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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.[1]


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See also

  • Local anesthesia
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