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Generic Name: Tetracaine (Ophthalmic) (TET ra kane)
Brand Name: Altacaine, Tetcaine, TetraVisc, TetraVisc Forte
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for TetraVisc. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take TetraVisc (tetracaine (ophthalmic)) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use TetraVisc (tetracaine (ophthalmic)) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Tetravisc Side Effects

TetraVisc Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about tetracaine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name TetraVisc.

Applies to tetracaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, tetracaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in TetraVisc) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tetracaine ophthalmic:


  • Blurred vision
  • redness of the clear part of the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • severe stinging in the eye
  • tearing
  • throbbing eye pain

Incidence not known

  • Bloody eye
  • burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the eye
  • change in vision

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Tetravisc