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Parcaine Side Effects

Generic Name: proparacaine ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug proparacaine ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Parcaine.

Applies to proparacaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, proparacaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Parcaine) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking proparacaine 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
  • tearing
  • throbbing eye pain
Incidence not known:
  • Bloody eye
  • burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
  • change in vision

Minor Side Effects

Some proparacaine ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Incidence not known:
  • Dry skin with cracking
  • grooves or lines in the skin of the fingertips
  • skin rash, hives, itching, or redness

Minor Side Effects

Some proparacaine ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

It is possible that some side effects of Parcaine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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