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Tetracaine Injection (Tetracaine Hydrochloride Injection) - Summary

 
 



SUMMARY

Parenteral administration of tetracaine hydrochloride stabilizes the neuronal membrane and prevents initiation and transmission of nerve impulses thereby effecting local anesthesia.

Tetracaine hydrochloride is indicated for the production of spinal anesthesia for procedures requiring two to three hours.
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Media Articles Related to Tetracaine Injection

The Death of Joan Rivers: Endoscopy and Anesthesia Risks
Source: MedicineNet Heart Attack Specialty [2014.12.09]
Title: The Death of Joan Rivers: Endoscopy and Anesthesia Risks
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

New clue to how anesthesia works
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.11.18]
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room.

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Source: MedicineNet Pregnancy Drug Dangers Specialty [2014.10.15]
Title: Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Tetracaine Injection

Lidocaine/tetracaine patch (Rapydan) for topical anaesthesia before arterial access: a double-blind, randomized trial. [2012]
non-inferior to subcutaneous local anaesthetic... CONCLUSIONS: Both the lidocaine/tetracaine patch and subcutaneous injection of

Clinical efficacy of tetracaine anesthetic paste. [2012]
Benzocaine, the most commonly used topical anesthetic in dentistry, often fails to eliminate the pain associated with injections. One type of anesthetic used frequently in medicine with success is tetracaine, but minimal research has been done regarding the application of tetracaine in dentistry...

Tetracaine (ametop) compared to placebo for reducing pain associated with intramuscular injection of palivizumab (synagis). [2009.12]
Infants receive many painful immunizations before they are 2 years old. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if topical tetracaine reduces the pain of intramuscular palivizumab compared to placebo...

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Clinical Trials Related to Tetracaine Injection

Tetracaine Versus Lidocaine Gel for Anesthetic Effect and Comfort in Patients Undergoing LASIK [Recruiting]
In this study the investigators will be comparing two different types of anesthetic, a numbing eye drop and a numbing gel, to test if they are equally effective or if one has a better outcome in terms of the level of comfort you experience one hour and one day after your surgery. The two medications are commonly used and appear to be equally effective for other types of eye surgery, such as cataract surgery. This study will show if one type of anesthesia is preferred over another by patients getting LASIK. Before your LASIK procedure, you will be given a short questionnaire to determine the baseline comfort of your eyes. In the operating room, one type of anesthetic will be put in one eye, and the other medication will be put in the other eye. Which anesthetic you get in each eye will be chosen in a random way (similar to flipping a coin). After your LASIK surgery, the investigators will ask you if you felt more comfort in your right eye, your left eye, or if they were equal, and the investigators will ask you the same survey questions that were asked prior to your LASIK to get more details about your experience.

Gluing Lacerations Utilizing Epinephrine [Recruiting]
Minor lacerations are a commonly treated injury in the paediatric emergency department . Over the past decade, standard closure of these lacerations has evolved from suture repair to closure with tissue adhesive (also referred to as "skin glue"). Local anaesthetic is not routinely used during application of skin glue as it was with sutures. There are, however, several potential advantages to pre-treating wounds with topical LET (Lidocaine-Epinephrine-Tetracaine), a liquid gel with anaesthetic and vasoconstrictive properties. Some believe LET can improve patient comfort, increase the ease of glue application, and lead to better healing when used on lacerations being repaired with tissue adhesive. This study aims to address the question of whether or not pre-treatment with LET improves outcomes in minor lacerations repaired with skin glue. The primary hypothesis is that pre-treatment of minor lacerations with LET will decrease pain (as measured on a Visual Analog Scale) during repair with tissue adhesive.

Study Evaluating a Heated Lidocaine and Tetracaine Topical Patch in the Treatment of Patients With Patellar Tendinopathy [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to explore the potential usefulness of a heated lidocaine 70 mg and tetracaine 70 mg topical patch for the treatment of pain associated with patellar tendinopathy.

Study Evaluating Heated Lidocaine/Tetracaine Patch in Patients With Pain Associated With Myofascial Trigger Points [Recruiting]
The purpose of this pilot study is to explore the potential usefulness of a heated lidocaine 70 mg and tetracaine 70 mg topical patch for the treatment of pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Study Evaluating Heated Lidocaine/Tetracaine Topical Patch in Treatment of Patients With Shoulder Impingement Syndrome [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to explore the potential usefulness of a heated lidocaine 70 mg/tetracaine 70 mg topical patch for the treatment of pain associated with shoulder impingement syndrome

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