Label: TETRACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE solution/ drops
- NDC Code(s): 68682-920-05, 68682-920-64
- Packager: Oceanside Pharmaceuticals
- Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
- DEA Schedule: None
- Marketing Status: New Drug Application
Updated April 6, 2020
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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
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Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5%, for topical
Initial U.S. Approval: 1965
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5%, is an ester local anesthetic indicated for procedures requiring a rapid and short-acting topical ophthalmic anesthetic. (1)
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
One drop topically in the eye(s) as needed. (2)
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Sterile, preserved, ophthalmic solution containing 0.5% tetracaine hydrochloride. (3)
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5%, should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation. (4)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Do not use intracamerally since use may damage corneal endothelial cells. (5.1)
- Prolonged use or abuse may lead to corneal epithelial toxicity and may manifest as epithelial defects which may progress to permanent corneal damage. (5.2)
- Patients should not touch the eye for at least 10-20 minutes after using anesthetic as accidental injuries can occur due to insensitivity of the eye. (5.3)
See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION.
Table of Contents
FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*
- Sections or subsections omitted from the full prescribing information are not listed.
- 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE
- 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
- 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS
5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
5.1 Corneal Injury with Intracameral Use
Not for injection or intraocular use. Do not use intracamerally because use of Tetracaine
Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% may lead to damage of the corneal endothelial
5.2 Corneal Toxicity
Prolonged use or abuse may lead to corneal epithelial toxicity and may manifest as epithelial
defects which may progress to permanent corneal damage.
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS
The following serious ocular adverse reactions are described elsewhere in the labeling:
- Corneal Injury with Intracameral Use [See Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]
- Corneal Toxicity [See Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]
- Corneal Injury due to Insensitivity [See Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]
The following adverse reactions have been identified following use of Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5%. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
Ocular Adverse Reactions
Transient stinging, burning, and conjunctival redness, eye irritation, eye pain, ocular discomfort.
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic
Solution, USP 0.5% in pregnant women. Animal developmental and reproductive toxicity studies
with tetracaine hydrochloride have not been reported in the published literature.
There are no data to assess whether Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% is
excreted in human milk or to assess its effects on milk production/excretion. The developmental
and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need
for Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% and any potential adverse effects
on the breastfed child from Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5%.
8.3 Females and Males of Reproductive Potential
No human data on the effect of Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% on
fertility are available.
8.4 Pediatric Use
Safety of Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% in the pediatric population
has been demonstrated in clinical trials. Efficacy of Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic
Solution, USP 0.5% for use in pediatric patients has been extrapolated from adequate and well
controlled clinical trials in the adult population.
- 10 OVERDOSAGE
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% is a sterile, clear, colorless, topical
local anesthetic for ophthalmic use only containing tetracaine hydrochloride as the active
Tetracaine hydrochloride is chemically designated as benzoic acid, 4-(butylamino)-,
2-(dimethylamino) ethyl ester, monohydrochloride. Its chemical formula is C15H24N2O2 •
HCl and it is represented by the chemical structure:
Tetracaine hydrochloride is a fine, white, crystalline, odorless powder with a molecular weight of
Active ingredient: tetracaine hydrochloride 0.5% w/v (equivalent to 0.44% w/v tetracaine)
Preservative: chlorobutanol 0.4%
Inactive ingredients: boric acid, potassium chloride, edetate disodium dihydrate, water for injection.
Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH (3.7 – 6.0).
12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
12.1 Mechanism of Action
Tetracaine blocks sodium ion channels required for the initiation and conduction of neuronal
impulses thereby affecting local anesthesia.
13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
Studies to assess the genotoxicity of tetracaine hydrochloride have not been reported in the
published literature. Long-term animal studies have not been conducted to evaluate the
carcinogenic potential of tetracaine hydrochloride. Animal studies to assess the effects of
tetracaine hydrochloride on fertility have not been reported in the published literature.
14 CLINICAL STUDIES
Topical administration of Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% results in
localized temporary anesthesia. The maximum effect is achieved within 10–20 seconds after
instillation, with efficacy lasting 10–20 minutes. Duration of effect can be extended with
16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING
Tetracaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% is supplied as a sterile, aqueous,
topical ophthalmic solution in a low-density polyethylene
plastic dropper bottle with a low-density polyethylene dropper tip and white polypropylene cap in the following sizes:
- NDC 68682-920-64 15 mL in a 15 mL Bottle
NDC 68682-920-05 5 mL in a 7.5 mL Bottle
After opening, this product can be used until the expiration date stamped on the bottle.
Storage: Store at 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F). Protect from light. Do not use if solution
contains crystals, cloudy, or discolored.
17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
Eye Care Precaution
Do not touch the dropper tip to any surface as this may contaminate the solution.
Advise patients that, due to the effect of the anesthetic, their eyes will be insensitive for up to 20
minutes and that care should be taken to avoid accidental injuries.
Oceanside Pharmaceuticals, a division of
Bausch Health US, LLC, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Tampa, FL 33637 USA
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INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
tetracaine hydrochloride solution/ drops
Product Information Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:68682-920 Route of Administration OPHTHALMIC Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength TETRACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: 5NF5D4OPCI) (TETRACAINE - UNII:0619F35CGV) TETRACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5 mg in 1 mL Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength CHLOROBUTANOL (UNII: HM4YQM8WRC) BORIC ACID (UNII: R57ZHV85D4) POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 660YQ98I10) EDETATE DISODIUM (UNII: 7FLD91C86K) WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R) SODIUM HYDROXIDE (UNII: 55X04QC32I) HYDROCHLORIC ACID (UNII: QTT17582CB) Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:68682-920-64 1 in 1 CARTON 06/27/2019 1 15 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 2 NDC:68682-920-05 1 in 1 CARTON 04/05/2020 2 5 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date NDA NDA210821 06/27/2019 Labeler - Oceanside Pharmaceuticals (832011691) Establishment Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations Bausch & Lomb Incorporated 079587625 MANUFACTURE(68682-920) , PACK(68682-920) , LABEL(68682-920)