It is applied as a potent, long-acting local anesthetic. It is used as an anaesthetic agent for spinal anaesthesia. More commonly it is a component in rectal medications used in inflammation of the anus and for the symptomatic treatment of haemorrhoids and fissures in the anus.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H318
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P264-P305+P351+P338-P310a-P301+P312a-P501a
Wear eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.