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. 

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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