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Dermocaine Side Effects

Generic Name: tetracaine topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of tetracaine topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Dermocaine.

Applies to tetracaine topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application ointment, topical application solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by tetracaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Dermocaine). 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 topical, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • lightheadedness or fainting
  • no blood pressure or pulse
  • no breathing
  • numbness
  • seizures
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • stopping of heart
  • sweating
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • unconsciousness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with tetracaine topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:
  • Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • fear or nervousness
  • hearing loss
  • restlessness
  • sleepiness

Not all side effects for Dermocaine 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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