Commercial uses of Benzocaine within the UK
Benzocaine is extensively used throughout the medical industry and is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter products. Its anaesthetic property makes it useful in first aid ointments and sunburn remedies. Due to its neutral taste and other beneficial properties, you will also find benzocaine in products for chapped lips, oral ulcers; throat sprays and other oral related medical products. Benzocaine has also recently been used as an anaesthetist in condoms to decrease the problem of premature ejaculation.
Overall there are around 205 registered UK companies that incorporate anaesthetists such as benzocaine into their products. Although this is the case, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) estimates that only a small percentage of these companies import powder forms to include in their UK manufacturing operations.