|Alias||Amethocaine; Pontocaine; Dicaine; Laudocaine|
|CAS Registry Number||94-24-6|
|Appearance||white crytalline powder|
What is tetracaine topical?
Tetracaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.
Tetracaine topical (for the skin) is used to numb different parts of the body before a medical test or procedure.
Tetracaine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Uses of Tetracaine
Tetracaine is a prescription medication used to prevent pain and induce anesthesia.
This medication comes in solution form for topical use during surgical procedures and examinations of the eye.
Tetracaine is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into the spinal cord (intrathecal) by a healthcare professional. The injectable form for spinal anesthesia does not contain preservatives.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of Tetracaine
Serious side effects have been reported with tetracaine. See the “Tetrcaine Precautions” section.
Common side effects of topical tetracaine include stinging, burning, and redness of the eye.
common side effects of injectable tetracaine include:
central nervous system changes such as excitation or depression, convulsions, and unconsciousness
blood pressure changes itching
This is not a complete list of tetracaine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.