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ATC codes: S01HA03
EMLc
Indication
Local anaesthetics ICD11 code: XM7Y85
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)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Age restriction
Not in preterm neonates.
Therapeutic alternatives
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Therapeutic alternatives limitations
Therapeutic alternatives are medicines in the 4th level ATC chemical subgroup S01HA Local anaesthetics (excluding cocaine and combinations)
Therapeutic alternatives limitations for EMLc
Therapeutic alternatives are medicines in the 4th level ATC chemical subgroup S01HA Local anaesthetics (excluding cocaine and combinations)
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended that medicines in 4th level ATC chemical subgroup, S01HA Local anaesthetics (excluding cocaine and combinations), be specified as therapeutic alternatives under the square box listing for tetracaine on the EML and EMLc.