Oxetacaine

Description

In an oral form, oxetacaine is generally used in a combination with other medicines to treat pain associated with peptic ulcer disease and other diseases of the stomach and intestines. It is not recommended for use in children. When used topically, oxetacaine is used in a combination with other medicines to treat pain associated with anal fissures and hemorrhoids.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Oxetacaine

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Itching and skin rash

Uses of Oxetacaine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Anal Fissures and Hemorrohoids
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to oxetacaine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as weakness, drowsiness, sleepiness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take/Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose should be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Oral forms: Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical intervention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include sleepiness, extreme restlessness, excitement, confusion, coma, convulsions, increased body temperature, etc. Topical forms: An overdose of this medicine is unlikely to cause severe symptoms. However, contact your doctor immediately if you accidentally swallow the medicine or if you experience any severe symptoms.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cabergoline

Bromocriptine

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Use this medicine following all instructions given in the patient leaflet/package insert. Do not take/use in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any severe undesirable side effects.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine locally reduces the generation of pain signals and blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. When used orally, it also inhibits acid secretion in the stomach to reduce the pain and irritation associated with peptic ulcers and other diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Local anesthetics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Saarbiotech.in. 2018 [cited 3 August 2018]. Available from:

http://saarbiotech.in/Oxetacaine%20+%20Aluminum%20hydroxide%20+%20Magnesium%20hydroxide.html

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 3 August 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Oxethazaine#section=Literature

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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Sep 2018

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