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, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

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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