Trade Names/Brand Names :
- Novesine or Novesin.
Why it is prescribed :
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.
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.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
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 damage.
Other Precautions :
Avoid long-term use of this medication.
Storage Conditions :
Store it in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.