Ocu-Caine

Name: Ocu-Caine

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Alcaine
  • Ocu-Caine
  • Ophthetic
  • Parcaine

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Anesthetic, Local

Chemical Class: Amino Ester

Uses For Ocu-Caine

Proparacaine eye drops are used to numb the eye before surgery, certain tests, or procedures. The eye drops are used to prevent pain during the procedure.

Proparacaine belongs to the group of medicines called local anesthetics. It works by blocking the pain signals at the nerve endings in the eye.

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the direct supervision of an eye doctor.

Ocu-Caine Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare
  • Blurred vision
  • redness of the clear part of the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • severe stinging in the eye
  • tearing
  • throbbing eye pain
Incidence not known
  • Bloody eye
  • burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
  • change in vision

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Dry skin with cracking
  • grooves or lines in the skin of the fingertips
  • skin rash, hives, itching, or redness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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