Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Proxymetacaine

Synonym(s): Proparacaine, Ophthaine

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Proparacaine.

Class of drug

  • Topical amide-linked local corneal anesthetic.
  • It has limited penetration into conjunctiva.

Description

Storage requirements

  • Store in the refrigerator.

Uses

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Indications

  • Topical local anesthesia Local anesthesia: overview, for administration into conjunctival sac, external auditory meatus and nares.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999)Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology3rd edn. Ed K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Plumb D (1999)Veterinary Drug Handbook.3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

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