Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Cepacol Viractin
  2. Pontocaine

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Supracaine

Descriptions


Tetracaine is used in different parts of the body to cause numbness or loss of feeling in some patients before having a medical test or procedure.

Tetracaine belongs to a group of medicines known as topical local anesthetics. It deadens the nerve endings in the skin. This medicine does not cause unconsciousness as general anesthetics do when used for surgery.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Cream
  • Ointment
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Solution