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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

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Paracain eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Paracain eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Proparacaine(0.5% v/v)


Paracain eye drop is used as topical anesthesia in eyes before surgery, certain tests or procedures.

How it works

Paracain eye drop belongs to the class of drugs called local anesthetics. It works by blocking the pain signals at the nerve endings in the eye.

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


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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


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)