This medication is a local anesthetic, used in ophthalmology to determine fluid pressure inside the eye and for fitting of contact lenses.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation; Hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose is 1-3 drops of 0.4% solution, depending on the degree of anesthesia required.
It comes as eye drops to instill over the eyes.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, heart disease, hyperthyroidism and open lesions.
• Eye: Eye damage.
Avoid long-term use of this medication.
Store it in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.
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