USP Tetracaine Crystalline Materials Tetracaine hydrochloride Amethocaine Pontocaine Apocain Totokaine Manufacturer
Product Name: Tetracaine hydrochloride
CAS No: 136-47-0
Molecular Formula: C15H25ClN2O2
Molecular Weight: 300.82
EINECS No: 205-248-5
Appearance: White Crystalline (or powder)
Melting point: 149°C
Water Solubility : Soluble in water at 50mg/ml.
Tetracaine hydrochloride Use:
Tetracaine, also known as amethocaine, is a local anesthetic used to numb the eyes, nose,
or throat. It may also be used before starting an intravenous to decrease pain from the
procedure. Typically it is applied as a liquid to the area. Onset of effects when used in
the eyes is within 30 seconds and last for less than 15 minutes.
Common side effects include a brief period of burning at the site of use. Allergic
reactions may uncommonly occur. Long term use is generally not recommended as it may slow
healing of the eye. It is unclear if use during pregnancy is safe for the baby. Tetracaine
is in the ester-type local anesthetic family of medications. It works by blocking the
sending of nerve impulses.