Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Proxymetacaine

Synonym(s): Proparacaine, Ophthaine

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Proparacaine.

Class of drug

  • Topical amide-linked local corneal anaesthetic. It has limited penetration into conjunctiva.

Description

Storage requirements

  • Store in the refrigerator.

Uses

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Indications

  • Topical local anesthesia Local anesthesia: overview , for administration into conjunctival sac, external auditory meatus and nares.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2017) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 9th edn. 
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999) Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In: Veterinary Ophthalmology 3rd edn. Ed K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Plumb D (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

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