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Anbesol is an oral anesthetic gel. The active ingredient, benzocaine, constitutes 20 % of a 0.25 oz (7.1 g) tube.

Anbesol is used for temporary relief of:

  • Toothaches
  • Gum pain
  • Canker sores
  • Denture pain

Warnings: People who have a history of being allergic to local anesthetics should not use procaine, benzocaine, butacaine, or other anesthetic "-caine" products.