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Tetracaine (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Tetracaine (Topical)?

(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?

• Skin irritation.

• Numbness and tingling.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching;...