tetracaine.txt

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tetracaine.txt
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Prehospital Medication Flashcards for Paramedic School - Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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  1. Tetracaine

    Trade Name
    Pontocaine and Dicaine
  2. Tetracaine

    Class
    Local Anesthetic
  3. Tetracaine

    Mechanism of Action
    Blocks the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses
  4. Tetracaine

    Indications
    Topically applied local anesthetic for eye examination
  5. Tetracaine

    Contraindications
    • Hypersensitivity to ester anesthetics
    • Not to be applied in large amounts
    • Not to be applied to infants < 1 y/o
  6. Tetracaine

    Adverse Reactions
    • Dermal Angioedema Burning Contact Dermatitis Stinging
    • Methemoglobinemiain infants
  7. Tetracaine

    Drug Interactions
    None Listed
  8. Tetracaine

    How Supplied
    Ophthalmic: 0.5% 5 mg/ml (1 ml, 2 ml, 15 ml)
  9. Tetracaine

    Dosage and Administration
    Adult
    Adult Ophthalmic Solution Instill 1-2 drops
  10. Tetracaine

    Dosage and Administration
    Pediatric
    Pediatric Safety & Efficacy have not been established
  11. Tetracaine

    Duration of Action
    Onset: Within 60 seconds
  12. Tetracaine

    Special Considerations
    • Pregnancy category C
    • Storage: Store in a light resistant container
    • Stability: 6 month shelf life if refrigerated
    • 4 week shelf life at room temperature
    • Discard solution if discolored (should be clear)

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