Alcaine

(Proparacaine)

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Quick facts about Alcaine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (proparacaine)

Used for

  • Anesthesia for procedures on eye
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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Quick facts about Alcaine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (proparacaine)
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Side effect rates for Alcaine (Proparacaine)

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Common concerns from people taking Alcaine (Proparacaine)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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