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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pontocaine (Overview)

Pontocaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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Is pontocaine ointment effective?

Is  pontocaine ointment effective?

Yes: Pontocaine is a topical local anesthetic and, if used as indicated, should be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
24 doctors shared insights

Pontocaine (Overview)

Pontocaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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Where can I find pontocaine?

Where can I find pontocaine?

Harder to find: Pontocaine, or chloroprocaine, is an ester based local anesthetic with rapid onset and offset. It is relatively safe but do to its extremely rapid metabolism and ultra-short half life, it is rarely used and therefore can be difficult to find. It is sometimes used in conjunction with a longer acting anesthetic. Found primarily in hospitals. ...Read more

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Is pontocaine ointment effective?

Yes: Pontocaine is a topical local anesthetic and, if used as indicated, should be effective. ...Read more

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Need tips on where can I find pontocaine ointment?

Need tips on where can I find pontocaine ointment?

Local Pharmacy: Pontocaine is just a brand name for tetracaine. Tetracaine can be found over the counter in lower concentrations in many anesthetic creams/ointments right off the shelf (walgreens/cvs/grocery store). I would check there first. If you need a higher concentration, then ask your doctor to write you an rx to fill at pharmacy and you may also try going to compounding pharmacy where they can make it. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the use of tetracaine?

Does anyone know the use of tetracaine?

Tetracaine: Tetracaine is used by a few different specialties. Optho-eye drops, anesthesia- spinal anesthesia, dentistry - oral procedures. It is a long acting anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can you get a reaction to the tetracaine?

Can you get a reaction to the tetracaine?

Possibly: Tetracaine falls into the "ester" class of local anesthetics, and, unlike the "amide" class of such, may cause an allergic reaction, albeit very rare. It is long acting, meaning numbness and inability to move affected area may be quite prolonged(several hours). If given improperly into a vein, it can cause cardiac arrest and/or seizures but this is also rare, if administered properly. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine tetracaine for?

Local anesthesia: Lidocaine and tetracaine are local anesthetics; each is a distinct molecule. ...Read more

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What are tetracaine dermal patches?

What are tetracaine dermal patches?

Patches: For newborns it is used for the site on venipuncture (heel) which is painful. Reason is Lidocaine (another good pain med) gets absorbed, tetracaine is only locally affecting the nerve endings in the skin without blood absorption (good for the neonatal, their liver being less functional). Same for the adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Haberkern
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Tetracaine (Definition)

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