Ametop® (amethocaine) gel

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The trade name for a topical analgesic with 4% tetracaine (amethocaine) as the active ingredient. It is used on the skin prior to venepuncture or venous cannulation, especially in children and anxious patients. It needs to be left in situ for approximately 30 minutes prior to venepuncture and 45 minutes prior to cannulation. See also tetracaine.

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