Altacaine Side Effects
Generic Name: tetracaine ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of tetracaine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Altacaine.
Applies to tetracaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by tetracaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Altacaine). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking tetracaine ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Rare
- Blurred vision
- redness of the clear part of the eye
- sensitivity to light
- severe stinging in the eye
- throbbing eye pain
- Bloody eye
- burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
- change in vision
Not all side effects for Altacaine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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