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What is the difference between proparacaine and tetracaine?

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Inactive 7 Dec 2012

They are very similar. Both belong to the same drug class: Ophthalmic anesthetics.

Proparacaine drops is a topical local anesthetic. It works on the nerves to decrease pain.

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Tetracaine drops is an anesthetic. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which results in loss of feeling.

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