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What are the side effects of Alcaine?

Like most medications, Alcaine may cause certain side effects in some people. Alcaine may cause a severe allergic reaction that leads to difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat and hives. In rare cases, Alcaine may cause the eye to become gray and look like ground glass. Alcaine may also cause vision changes or severe eye pain or irritation. Seek treatment right away if those symptoms occur. Less severe side effects may include temporary burning, stinging, redness or irritation in the eye right after Alcaine is applied. Other side effects may be possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop while using Alcaine.

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