Ophthalmic drops, solution
PROPARACAINE (proe PAR a kane) is an anesthetic. The eye drops are used to numb the eye and surrounding area before certain procedures.
Alcaine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is applied to the eye. It is applied only by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Alcaine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Alcaine is only for you. Do not share Alcaine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
-burning, stinging, redness, or irritation in the eye
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Alcaine. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your health care professional.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-wear contact lenses
-an unusual or allergic reaction to proparacaine, other anesthetics, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Do not touch, wipe, or rub your eyes after application of this medicine; you could hurt the eye without feeling it. Do not try and put contact lenses in your eyes until the effect of this medicine has worn off. Follow your doctor''s directions.
Tell your health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.
You should not use this medicine yourself except under the direct supervision of your doctor. This medicine should not be used for prolonged periods of time. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.