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PARACAINE EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 52.50 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

Proparacaine(NA)

food interaction for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

alcohol interaction for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

pregnancy interaction for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

lactation interaction for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Paracaine eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Paracaine 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 PARACAINE (AJANTA)

Proparacaine(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Paracaine 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 PARACAINE (AJANTA)

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Expert advice for PARACAINE (AJANTA)

  • 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 PARACAINE (AJANTA)

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 31 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)