Propcaine 0.5% Eye Drop

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Propcaine 0.5% Eye Drop

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Primarily used for

Local anesthesia (Numb tissues in a specific area)
5 ml in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Propcaine Eye Drop


Uses of Propcaine Eye Drop

Propcaine 0.5% Eye Drop is used for local anesthesia.

Side effects of Propcaine Eye Drop


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.


How to use Propcaine Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Propcaine Eye Drop works

Propcaine 0.5% Eye Drop works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

In Depth Information on Propcaine Eye Drop

Expert advice for Propcaine Eye Drop

  • 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.
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Propcaine Eye Drop related warnings
Special precautions for Propcaine Eye Drop
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Propcaine 0.5% 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.
No information is available on the use of Propcaine 0.5% Eye
Drop during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Propcaine 0.5% Eye Drop alters the a
bility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Propcai
ne 0.5% Eye Drop in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Propcai
ne 0.5% Eye Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Propcaine Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions about Proparacaine

Yes, Propcaine needs to be refrigerated at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F)
With a single drop, the onset of anesthesia usually begins within 30 seconds and persists for 15 to 20 minutes.

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