Altacaine Side Effects
Generic Name: tetracaine ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about tetracaine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Altacaine.
Applies to tetracaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution
Along with its needed effects, tetracaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Altacaine) 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 while taking tetracaine ophthalmic:
- Blurred vision
- redness of the clear part of the eye
- sensitivity to light
- severe stinging in the eye
- throbbing eye pain
Incidence Not Known
- Bloody eye
- burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
- change in vision
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.