Opticaine Side Effects

Generic Name: tetracaine ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tetracaine ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Opticaine.

It is possible that some side effects of Opticaine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to tetracaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, tetracaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Opticaine) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

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

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

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