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PARACAIN OPTHALMIC SOLUTION

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Composition FOR PARACAIN 0.5% v/v solution

Proparacaine(0.5% v/v)

food interaction for PARACAIN solution

alcohol interaction for PARACAIN solution

pregnancy interaction for PARACAIN solution

lactation interaction for PARACAIN solution

medicine interaction for PARACAIN solution

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Paracain opthalmic solution 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.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR PARACAIN 0.5% v/v solution

Proparacaine(0.5% v/v)

Paracain solution uses

Paracain opthalmic solution is used for local anaesthesia

How paracain solution works

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

Common side effects of paracain solution

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 solution

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Expert advice FOR PARACAIN solution

  • 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 0.5% v/v solution

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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)