Proparacaine (Into the eye)
Numbs your eye before an eye surgery or procedure. This is a topical anesthetic.
AlcaineThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to proparacaine.
How to Use This Medicine:
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
- This medicine is not for long-term use.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to any preservatives.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Blurred vision
- Burning, pain, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Red, swollen, or watery eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 3/29/2022