Tetracaine topical


General English name: Tetracaine topical

Application: local skin anesthetic - sunburn - skin rash





Drug forms of tetracaine

Topical tetracaine drug information

Contraindications Topical tetracaine

Use of tetracaine during pregnancy and lactation

Tetracaine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions when taking topical tetracaine

Topical tetracaine overdose (drug poisoning)

Topical storage conditions of tetracaine





Drug forms of tetracaine

Eye drops, cream


 Topical tetracaine drug information

Tetracaine is a local anesthetic that works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

Topical tetracaine (for use on the skin) is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by mild skin irritations such as sunburn or minor rashes.

Tetracaine eye drops also have other medical uses, which you can find complete information about by visiting the relevant page.

Dosage and method of topical tetracaine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with tetracaine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

Consider your doctor's prescription for taking tetracaine. Excessive use of this drug carries a risk of death.

Wash your hands thoroughly before using topical tetracaine.

Do not take tetracaine by mouth. This medicine is for topical use only on the skin.

If this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth, rinse it with water.

Do not apply tetracaine on open and deep wounds, severe burns and large areas of your skin as this will cause large amounts of the drug to be absorbed through the skin, which is dangerous.

Do not bandage or heat the affected area of ​​your skin that you have applied tetracaine to without a doctor's prescription, this can be dangerous.


Contraindications Topical tetracaine

Pay attention to the expiration date of Tetracaine and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.

Never give tetracaine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for tetracycline drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.


Use of tetracaine during pregnancy and lactation

Taking this drug during pregnancy and lactation should be done in emergencies and with a doctor's diagnosis.


Tetracaine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Special warnings and precautions when taking topical tetracaine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a skin infection.
  • If there is an injury or damage to your skin.
  • Any situation that makes you sensitive to anesthesia.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to other local anesthetics such as lidocaine or benzocaine.

Side effects of topical tetracaine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Mild sores, burning or itching

Moisture or redness of the skin

Anesthesia: In areas of the skin where the drug has accidentally come into contact.

Important Note: Although the risk of tetracaine allergy is low, see your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

Burning, itching, severe swelling or other skin irritations

Dizziness, drowsiness

Infectious discharge or blisters

Nausea, vomiting

Heart rate slow, fast or irregular

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to topical tetracycline use.


Topical tetracaine overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take tetracaine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor. If a large amount of the drug is absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream, there is a risk of death.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.


Topical storage conditions of tetracaine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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