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Tetracaine

Synonym(s): Pontocaine

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne

Introduction

Name

  • Tetracaine hydrochloride.

Class of drug

  • Topical anesthetic for cornea and conjunctiva - Ester type compound.

Uses

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Indications

  • To provide local anesthesia for minor ocular surgery, eg removal of superficial lid or corneal lesions in sedated animals.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

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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