What should I know about Alcaine before using it?

Before using Alcaine, you should know some safety information about using this medication. Do not use Alcaine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Talk to your doctor before taking Alcaine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to any medications or supplements. Alcaine should be a clear or straw-colored liquid. Don't use it if the medicine has become darker or cloudy. Alcaine can be absorbed by contact lenses, so if you wear contact lenses you should remove them before using Alcaine. Ask your doctor how long you should wait after using Alcaine to put your contacts back in. Alcaine may also cause your hands to become dry or cracked if the medication is left on your skin, so always wash your hands after using Alcaine. To reduce the risk of permanent eye damage, always use Alcaine exactly as your doctor prescribes, and ask your doctor if you have any questions about its use.

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