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Generic Name: Proparacaine ophthalmic [proe-PAR-a-kane-off-THAL-mik]
Names of Brands: Alcaine, Parcaine, Ocu-Caine, AK-Taine, Ophthaine, Ophthetic
The Class of Drugs: Ophthalmic anesthetics

What is AK-Taine?

The AK-Taine (for eye health) provides numbing medication that is used to prepare the eyes for examinations, surgery, or any other procedure.

It is also possible to use AK-Taine for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side Effects of AK-Taine

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice intense burning, stinging, or irritation to your eyes after taking AK-Taine eyedrops.

AK-Taine may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Slow healing after the eye surgery.
  • Vision change vision is affected.
  • An anxious or restless feeling that is then followed by sadness.

 Adverse Effects of AK-Taine could include:

  • Eyes, the appearance of redness as well as mild discomfort.
  • Eye watery.
  • More frequent winking.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Reach your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Don't touch your eyes for a few hours after the effects of AK-Taine have been completely absorbed.

Don't touch your eyes for a few minutes until you feel the effects of numbing this medication have worn off completely. The medicine can cause blurred vision or cause your eyes to become vulnerable to light. Be cautious if you drive or engage in any activity that requires you to clearly see.

You might need to shield your eyes from the bright light for a short period following treatment by AK-Taine.

 Before You Take This Drug

You shouldn't be treated with AK-Taine if you are allergic to it.

Speak to your Physician if you have ever suffered from:

  • Allergies
  • Heart conditions, heart problems.
  • An overactive thyroid.

Consult with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take AK-Taine?

The most common use of AK-Taine is only in the office of a surgeon or in an operating room. AK-Taine is usually used in one dose to treat eye exams or for a procedure.In the case of the eye, it is possible that you might receive several doses prior to and during your procedure. A doctor will give you an AK-Taine.

What Happens If I Miss a dose?

Because AK-Taine is only used when it is required and prescribed by a doctor, you are not able to skip the dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Because AK-Taine is administered by a doctor in a medical environment, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to be a problem.

Eye medicine will not be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, many drugs interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about all medications you take, including those that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.




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