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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
RESUSCITATIVE EQUIPMENT AND DRUGS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE WHENEVER ANY LOCAL ANESTHETIC DRUG IS USED.
Large doses of local anesthetics should not be used in patients with heartblock.
Reactions resulting in fatality have occurred on rare occasions with the use of local anesthetics, even in the absence of a history of hypersensitivity.
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FDA Labeling Changes
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Tetracaine hydrochloride is indicated for the production of spinal anesthesia for procedures requiring two to three hours.
There is currently no drug history available for this drug.
Tetracaine hydrochloride is 2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl p-(butylamino)benzoate monohydrochloride. It is a white crystalline, odorless powder that is readily soluble in water, physiologic saline solution, and dextrose solution. It has the following structural formula:
Tetracaine hydrochloride is a local anesthetic of the ester-linkage type, related to procaine.
1% Solution: A sterile, isotonic, isobaric solution.
Each mL contains:
Active: 10 mg Tetracaine Hydrochloride
Inactives: 7.5 mg Sodium Chloride, Hydrochloric Acid and/or Sodium Hydroxide may be added to adjust pH (3.2 to 6.0) and Water for Injection, USP.
Nitrogen gas has been used to displace the air in the ampules.
This formulation does not contain preservatives.