Tetracaine (On the skin)
Used to numb certain areas of the body before tests or procedures. This medicine is a topical anesthetic.
Pontocaine, Pontocaine HClThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tetracaine, or certain other types of numbing medicine. You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to aminobenzoic acid.
How to Use This Medicine:
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 4/4/2014
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