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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 [2014.09.08]
Title: The Death of Joan Rivers: Endoscopy and Anesthesia Risks
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 9/8/2014 12:58:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/8/2014 12:58:43 PM

For pediatric knee surgery, regional anesthesia reduces pain, speeds recovery
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.08.14]
A recent study of an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique, called femoral nerve block, shows that it leads to less opioid use and allows the majority of patients to go home within hours of...

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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 Combined Spinal Epidural (CSE) Versus Bupivacaine CSE [Recruiting]
The investigators hypothesis is that spinal tetracaine with fentanyl and epinephrine used for CSE labor analgesia volume will last a significantly longer period of time that that of spinal bupivacaine with fentanyl. After informed consent is obtained for the study, subjects meeting criteria when analgesia is requested will be randomized to receive a combined spinal-epidural containing either tetracaine 2 mg with fentanyl and epinephrine or bupivacaine 2 mg with fentanyl and epinephrine.

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.

A Comparison of Amethocaine Cream vs. Liposomal Lidocaine Cream for Venipuncture in Children. [Recruiting]
All patients undergoing venepuncture or venous cannulation in pediatric emergency department will be treated with either Amethocaine, or Liposomal Lidocaine (4%) cream at the site of cannulation in order to determine the efficacy of these creams in controlling pain during procedures and to determine the success rate of these procedures.

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.

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