Generic Name : Benoxinate Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.3
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.
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.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication. Storage Conditions :
Store it in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.
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