tetracaine topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Pontocaine, Viractin)?
Since tetracaine topical is used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pontocaine, Viractin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
What should I avoid while taking tetracaine topical (Pontocaine, Viractin)?
Tetracaine topical is for use only on the surface of your body. Avoid swallowing the medication, or getting the cream or ointment in your eyes while applying it.
If tetracaine topical solution has been used in your eyes, avoid rubbing the eyes or exposing them to irritating chemicals or pollutants. Follow your doctor's instructions about covering the eye(s) for a short period of time.
What other drugs will affect tetracaine topical (Pontocaine, Viractin)?
There may be other drugs that can affect tetracaine topical. Do not apply other medications to the same affected areas you treat with tetracaine topical, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tetracaine topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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