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Proparacaine (Overview)

Proparacaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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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

Proparacaine (Overview)

Proparacaine is an eye-affecting agent.


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Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeball and looking for a scratch on the cornea. Proparacaine is almost never used to treat eye pain since it usually interferes with the ability of the cornea to heal. One exception is after some types of corneal surgery, and only then by prescription. ...Read more

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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like  benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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What are lidocaine & prilocaine for?

Local anesthetics: In combination Lidocaine + prilocaine = EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) topical cream. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic of the amide group and commonly used for this purpose (e.g. dental office). Prilocaine is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type and used for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Lidocaine many uses: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used for many purposes. It works by blocking signals in nerves. It may be injected in and around a wound to numb an area for cleaning or suturing, or prior to a biopsy or incision. It can be injected near the spinal nerves for an epidural or spinal block. It is an ingredient in sunburn meds, and can be injected intravenously to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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Is proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for single use?

Proparacaine: Proparacaine eye drops are used during an eye exam to help a physician determine a number of things. These include measuring the pressure of the eyeball and looking for a scratch on the cornea. Proparacaine is almost never used to treat eye pain since it usually interferes with the ability of the cornea to heal. One exception is after some types of corneal surgery, and only then by prescription. ...Read more

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How are lidocaine hydrochloride and lidocaine different?

Acidity of solution: The hydrochloride is added to adjust the acidity of the solution to make the drug more potent. ...Read more

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Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between anesthetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Normally the: difference in different local anesthetics is duration of action and possibly cardiac toxicity. But an important difference between prilocaine and Benzocaine and lidocaine/Xylocaine is the first two are esters and have a much greater chance of an allergic reaction than the amide. ...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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Where can you purchase emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream?

Sorry,: i simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settings ...Read more

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What is an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch?

What is an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch?

Lidocaine: This is a topical anesthetic that normally is used to numb up the skin prior to a procedure. Or injection. Often used in children who may need to have blood drawn, etc. ...Read more

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Could topical lidocaine & prilocaine help sunburn?

Not best idea.: Aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...Read more

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Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Not usually: there is no antibiotic in the above mixture. It would numb your eye leaving the infection untreated. ...Read more

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