Alcaine 0.5% Eye Drop

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Description

Contents
Proxymetacaine
Indications/Uses

ALCAINE ophthalmic solution contains proxymetacaine hydrochloride, a local anesthetic.
ALCAINE ophthalmic solution is indicated for surface anesthesia in ophthalmologic procedures, such as: tonometric measure of the intraocular pressure, removal of foreign bodies and sutures, conjunctival and corneal scraping, gonioscopic examinations, and other cases where surface anesthesia is indicated.

Dosage/Direction for Use
Posology: For tonometry and other procedures of short duration, instill 1 or 2 drops just prior to evaluation.
For minor surgical procedures such as foreign body or suture removal, instill 1 to 2 drops every 5 to 10 minutes for 1 to 3 doses.
For prolonged anesthesia as in cataract extraction, instill one or two drops in the eye (s) every 5 to 10 minutes for 3 to 5 doses.
Pediatric population: The safety and efficacy of Proxymetacaine Eye Drops in children has not been established.
Use in Elderly Patients: No information is available to suggest dosage adjustment in patients above 65 years of age.
Use in patients with hepatic or renal impairment: The safety and efficacy of ALCAINE ophthalmic solution in patients with hepatic or renal impairment have not been established.
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