Benoxinate - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Benoxinate
International- Novesine or Novesin.
Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation; Hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category :
Category D :There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 1-3 drops of 0.4% solution, depending on the degree of anesthesia required.
How it should be taken :
It comes as eye drops to instill over the eyes.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, heart disease, hyperthyroidism and open lesions.
Side Effects :
Eye- Eye damage.