What is it?
Tetracaine hydrochloride is classified as primarily an ester anesthetic and a local anesthetic.

How do I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
• Anesthetic, topical and local

Other names for tetracaine hydrochloride:
• 2-dimethylaminoethyl 4-n-butylaminobenzoate hydrochloride
• 4-(Butylamino)benzoic acid 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester hydrochloride
• Amethocaine hydrochloride
• Anethaine
• Butethanol
• Curtacain
• Decicain M
• Menonasal
• p-butylaminobenzoyl-2-dimethylaminoethanol hydrochloride
• Pantocaine
• Pontocaine hydrochloride
• Tetracaine hydrochloride
• Tonexol

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Other ester anesthetics
• Benzocaine (Americaine)
• Cocaine Hydrochloride
• Benoxihate hydrochloride
• Dorsacaine
• Hexylcaine hydrochloride (cyclaine)
• Piperocaine hydrochloride (metycaine)
• Proparacaine hydrochloride (alcaine, ophthaine)
• Procain (novacaine)
• Butethamine (monocaine)
• Proxycaine (ravocaine)

How safe is it?

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