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Tetracaine (By injection)

Tetracaine (TE-tra-kane)

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Given before and during surgery, childbirth, or other procedures. This medicine is a type of anesthesia.

Brand Name(s):

Pontocaine HCl

There 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 aminobenzoic acid. You might not be able to use this medicine if you have a condition that prevents you from receiving anesthesia in your spine, such as very low blood pressure or certain types of infection.

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: 12/12/2016

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