Minims proxymetacaine hydrochloride

How does it work?

Proxymetacaine is a local anaesthetic. It is used to block temporarily the pain "message" that is sent along the nerves that connect the eyes to the brain. Proxymetacaine is applied as drops to the eye to relieve or prevent pain in the eye without affecting any other areas of the body. It causes less initial stinging than other anaesthetics applied to the eye, such as tetracaine.

What is it used for?

  • Pain in the eye

Warning!

  • This medicine may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied it into your eye. Do not drive or operate machinery until this has worn off.
  • The cornea may be damaged by prolonged application of anaesthetic eyedrops.

Not to be used in

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There is no information available about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Seek medical advice from your doctor.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Stinging sensation in the eye

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

No reported significant interactions.