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Propcaine Eye Drop

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Overview

Introduction

Propcaine Eye Drop is a local anesthetic. It allows minor procedures to be carried out without pain and distress in the eyes such as minor pain, itching or irritation.

Propcaine Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected area in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. To put this medicine into the eyes, hold the dropper close to the eye. Avoid touching the dropper. Squeeze the bottle gently to put the drops into the eyes.

The most common side effects include temporary redness, stinging or burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water.

In case there is an open wound or the skin is dry, chapped or irritated in the eyes, do not use this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication.

Uses of Propcaine Eye Drop

Side effects of Propcaine Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Propcaine

  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Eye redness

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Propcaine Eye Drop works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Propcaine Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Propcaine Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Propcaine Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Propcaine Eye Drop is commonly used to anesthetize the eye before cataract surgery or any other surgery in the eye.
  • Usually 1-2 drops are sufficient to anesthetize the eye.
  • Effect of Propcaine Eye Drop lasts for up to half an hour.

Patient Concerns

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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
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FAQs

Q. Is Propcaine an amide or ester?

Propcaine is an ester

Q. Does Propcaine need to be refrigerated?

Yes, Propcaine needs to be refrigerated at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F)

Q. How long does Propcaine 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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References

  1. Proparacaine. Princeton, New Jersey: Sandoz Inc.; 2012. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Proparacaine. Lake Forest, Illinois: Akorn, Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 22 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Proparacaine. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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