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PARACAIN EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 46.80 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for PARACAIN

Proparacaine(0.5% v/v)

food interaction for PARACAIN

alcohol interaction for PARACAIN

pregnancy interaction for PARACAIN

lactation interaction for PARACAIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Paracain eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PARACAIN

Proparacaine(0.5% v/v)

Uses

Paracain eye drop is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area).

How it works

Paracain eye drop works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Central nervous system depression, Conjunctival disorder, Contact dermatitis, Corneal damage, Corneal opacity, Increased sweating, Eye redness, Teary eyes, Stinging sensation, Ulcerative keratitis

SUBSTITUTES for PARACAIN

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Expert advice for PARACAIN

  • Wash your hands after using proparacaine drops as it may cause drying or cracking of the fingertips.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using proparacaine.
  • Protect your eye from injury while it is still numb. Do not touch or rub the eye. Do not use additional eye drops in the eye until your doctor tells you to do so. 
  • Protect your eye from dust particles, sand, or anything that might cause irritation.
  • Proparacaine should be used for the period advised by your doctor. Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic may lead to permanent abnormal changes in eyes with accompanying loss of vision.

Frequently asked questions for PARACAIN

Proparacaine

Q.Is proparacaine an amide or ester?
Proparacaine is an ester

Q.Does proparacaine need to be refrigerated?
Yes, Proparacaine needs to be refrigerated at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F)

Q.How long does proparacaine last?
With a single drop, the onset of anesthesia usually begins within 30 seconds and persists for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)