Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution Rx
Generic Name and Formulations:
Proparacaine HCl 0.5%; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution:
For procedures in which a topical ophthalmic anesthetic is indicated: corneal anesthesia of short duration (eg, tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies), and for short corneal and conjunctival procedures.
Adults and Children:
Removal of foreign bodies and sutures, and for tonometry: 1–2 drops in each eye before operating. Short corneal and conjunctival procedures: 1 drop in each eye every 5–10 minutes for 5–7 doses.
Not for injection into eye. Permanent corneal opacification with accompanying visual loss with prolonged use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Rapidly-acting topical anesthetic.
Local effects (eg, stinging, burning, conjunctival redness); rare: severe, immediate-type hyperallergic corneal reaction.
Formerly known under the brand name Ophthetic.
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