Dyclonin - General Information
Dyclonin is an oral anaesthetic found in Sucrets, an over the counter throat lozenge. It is also found in some varieties of the Cepacol sore throat spray.
Pharmacology of Dyclonin
Dyclonin is an oral anasthetic. If substantial quantities of local anesthetics are absorbed through the mucosa, actions on the central nervous system (CNS) may cause CNS stimulation and/or CNS depression. Actions on the cardiovascular system may cause depression of cardiac conduction and excitability and, with some of these agents, peripheral vasodilation.
Additional information about Dyclonin
Dyclonin Indication: Used to provide topical anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes prior to examination, endoscopy or instrumentation, or other procedures involving the esophagus, larynx, mouth, pharynx or throat, respiratory tract or trachea, urinary tract, or vagina. Also used to suppress the gag reflex and/or other laryngeal and esophageal reflexes to facilitate dental examination or procedures (including oral surgery), endoscopy, or intubation. Also used for relief of canker sores, cold sores or fever blister.
Mechanism Of Action: Local anesthetics block both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions. This reversibly stabilizes the membrane and inhibits depolarization, resulting in the failure of a propagated action potential and subsequent conduction blockade.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Dyclonine
Synonyms: Not Available
Drug Category: Anesthetics, Mucosal-Local
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved
Absorption: Readily absorbed through mucous membranes into the systemic circulation. The rate of absorption is influenced by the vascularity or rate of blood flow at the site of application, the total dosage (concentration and volume) administered, and the duration of exposure. Absorption from mucous membranes of the throat or respiratory tract may be especially rapid.
Toxicity (Overdose): Symptoms of overdose include cardiovascular system depression, CNS toxicity, and methemoglobinemia.
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Dosage Forms of Dyclonin: Lozenge Oral
Chemical IUPAC Name: 1-(4-butoxyphenyl)-3-piperidin-1-ylpropan-1-one
Chemical Formula: C18H27NO2
Dyclonine on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyclonine
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals