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 solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- 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
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 25, 2020.
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