Brand name: Alcaine TM
Active ingredients: proxymetacaine
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 13 JAN 2005 : ALCAINE Eye Drops are indicated for procedures in which a rapid and short-acting topical ophthalmic anaesthetic is indicated such as in cataract surgery and suture removal from the cornea, and in tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies, conjunctival scraping for diagnostic purposes, and other short corneal and conjunctival procedures.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Ophthalmic.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Colourless to pale yellow solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient proxymetacaine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems