Tetracaine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Tetracaine?

(TET ra kane)

• This medicine is used to numb an area of the skin before a procedure.

• This medicine is used to relieve pain from skin irritations.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not eat while your mouth feels numb. You may injure yourself by biting your tongue.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling tired or weak.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Blurred vision.

• Numbness and tingling.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may...

 
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