Pontocaine Side Effects
Generic Name: tetracaine topical
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tetracaine topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Pontocaine.
Applies to tetracaine topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application ointment, topical application solution
As well as its needed effects, tetracaine topical (the active ingredient contained in Pontocaine) may cause unwanted side effects that 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
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- lightheadedness or fainting
- no blood pressure or pulse
- no breathing
- shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
- shortness of breath
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- stopping of heart
- trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Minor Side Effects
Some tetracaine topical 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:
- Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- fear or nervousness
- hearing loss
It is possible that some side effects of Pontocaine 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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