Opticaine 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 Opticaine.
Applies to tetracaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution
Along with its needed effects, tetracaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Opticaine) 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: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
Some side effects of Opticaine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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