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What is Chloroprocaine Ophthalmic?
Chloroprocaine ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used in adults to numb the eyes for a planned procedure.
Chloroprocaine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not be treated with chloroprocaine ophthalmic if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I use Chloroprocaine Ophthalmic
Use Chloroprocaine Ophthalmic (Ophthalmic) exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Chloroprocaine ophthalmic is used only in a medical setting.
A healthcare provider will give you this medicine.
Chloroprocaine ophthalmic is applied to the skin in the area of the eye before the procedure and may be reapplied as needed.
Do not touch your eye until the numbness caused by this medicine has worn off completely.
In a medical setting you are not likely to miss a dose.
Chloroprocaine Ophthalmic side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- vision changes.
Common side effects may include:
- dilated pupils;
- severe eye redness; or
- discomfort of the eye.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Chloroprocaine Ophthalmic?
This medication can cause numbness. Use caution to avoid injury before the feeling has returned completely.