Benoxinate - Drug Information

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General Information on Benoxinate

Generic Name : Benoxinate

Latest prescription information about Benoxinate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Benoxinate

International- Novesine or Novesin.

Why is Benoxinate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a local anesthetic, used in ophthalmology to determine fluid pressure inside the eye and for fitting of contact lenses. 

When should Benoxinate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation; Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Benoxinate?

The recommended dose is 1-3 drops of 0.4% solution, depending on the degree of anesthesia required.

How should Benoxinate be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill over the eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Benoxinate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, heart disease, hyperthyroidism and open lesions.

What are the side effects of Benoxinate?

  Eye: Eye damage.

What are the other precautions for Benoxinate?

Avoid long-term use of this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Benoxinate?

Store it in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.

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