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ATC codes: S01HA03
EMLc
Indication
Anesthesia local ICD11 code: XM1248356778
INN
Tetracaine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Local > Ophthalmological > Solution (eye drops): 0.5% (hydrochloride)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Age restriction
Not in preterm neonates.
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the listing of tetracaine eye drops (with a square box) on the core list of the EMLc, with an age restriction stating to avoid use in preterm neonates.