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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

Dr. Charles Haberkern
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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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What is lidocaine tetracaine for?

What is lidocaine tetracaine for?

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

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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 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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Is tetracaine good for anesthetic for a piercing?

Can try: It may help some. Rubbing ice on the skin can also help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the hcpcs j code to bill for tetracaine?

Why: Would you be billing for Tetracaine. Furthermore there are a number of different preparations. ...Read more

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Where can you get 6% lidocaine 20% benzocaine 4% tetracaine?

Where can you get 6% lidocaine 20% benzocaine 4% tetracaine?

BLT Cream: You do not need a prescription to buy this product. It’s usually sold in Walgreens, Savons, CVCs. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate percent of tetracaine cream for the skin?

7%: 1 strength combination of lidocaine/tetracaine topical cream is available.
Lidocaine 23 %
tetracaine 7 %. ...Read more

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How long should tetracaine dilate pupil?

How long should tetracaine dilate pupil?

It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an anesthetic for the eye and does not dilate the pupil. Dilated pupils generally last 4 hours when pharmacologically dilated. ...Read more

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How long will tetracaine dilate a pupil?

How long will tetracaine dilate a pupil?

It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an ester local anesthetic that is commonly used to numb the eye. Tetracaine usually does not cause pupillary dilation. Tetracaine is quickly eliminated and should not last for more than an hour. ...Read more

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For how long should tetracaine dilate a pupil?

For how long should tetracaine dilate a pupil?

Pupil Dilation: Tetracaine does not dilate the pupil. This medication is an ester local anesthetic used to anesthetize the eye. Cycloplegic drugs such as atropine, cyclopentolate, homatropine, scopolamine and tropicamide are used as mydriatic (pupil dilating) agents. The duration of action of these medications can range from 4-24 hours or so depending on the concentration of the drug and the individual patient. ...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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Can I use local anesthetics such as lidocaine or tetracaine for my baby before her pcv (synflorix®) vaccination?

Can I use local anesthetics such as lidocaine or tetracaine for my baby before her pcv (synflorix®) vaccination?

No: I would suggest that you do not medicate your children. The shot is a very minimal pain. One simple option is to use an ice cube on the site of injection before the shot. ...Read more

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Are tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops helpful in the treatment for pink eye?

Are tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops helpful in the treatment for pink eye?

No: Tetracaine will only numb the eye. This can potentially obscure an underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

Malpractice: That would be malpractice if they did. Tetracaine lasts about 5 minutes, so what will happen is, you will end up using it about 20 to 30 times a day. If you use tetracaine more than three or four times a day, it will actually melt your cornea and you will require a corneal transplant. The emergency room did the correct thing and it is extremely dangerous to use tetracaine at home because of corneal melts. ...Read more

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What to do if extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

What to do if extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

Further injury: If you numb up your eye with the tetracaine before finding out what's wrong you could further injure your eye ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine. Why.?

Corneal Ulcer: Corneal Ulcers are very painful but tetracine drops are not the treatment you need to treat the cause of the ulcer, by treating the pain alone you are not going to treat the cause of the ulcer. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist and he can prescribe a medication that has both components treatment for the underlying cause and for the pain ...Read more

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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Pontocaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pontocaine allergy?

Local Anesthetic: Allegy to local anesthetic pontocaine (tetracaine). Pontocaine is one of the ester anesthetics. Allegic finding can include any or all of the following: hives, swelling, anaphylactoid reaction ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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