Agent Name

Tetracaine

Alternative Name

Amethocaine

CAS Number

94-24-6

Formula

C15-H24-N2-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl p-(butylamino)benzoate; 2-Dimethylaminoethylester kyseliny p-butylaminobenzoove [Czech]; Amethocaine; Anetain; Benzoic acid, 4-(butylamino)-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester; Contralgin; Diaethylaminoaethanol ester der p-butylaminobenzoesaeure [German]; Dicain; Dicaine; Dikain; Dimethylaminoethyl p-butyl-aminobenzoate; Fissucain; Intercain; Laudocaine; Medicaine; Medihaler-Tetracaine; Meethobalm; Metraspray; Mucaesthin; Niphanoid; Pontocaine; Rexocaine; Tetracaina [INN-Spanish]; Tetracaine; Tetracainum [INN-Latin]; Tetrakain [Czech]; Uromucaesthin; p-(Butylamino)benzoic acid, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester; p-Butylaminobenzoyl-2-dimethylaminoethanol; Benzoic acid, p-(butylamino)-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Sources/Uses

Used as a local anesthetic by dentists and other surgeons; [Kanerva, p. 1748]

Comments

Procaine allergy used to be a common skin sensitizer for dentists. There exists cross-reactivity between procaine, benzocaine, and tetracaine but not with lidocaine and other amide-type local anesthetics currently used. [Kanerva, p. 434]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from amethocaine

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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