Concise Prescribing Info
Proparacaine HCl
Procedures for rapid & short-acting topical ophth anesth eg, in suture removal from the cornea or conjunctiva, tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies, conjuctival scraping for diagnostic purposes, & other short corneal & conjunctival procedures.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Tonometry & other procedures of short duration Instill 1-2 drops prior to evaluation. Minor surgical procedures eg, foreign body or suture removal Instill 1-2 drops every 5-10 min for 1-3 doses. Prolonged anesth Instill 1-2 drops in the eye every 5-10 min for 3-5 doses.
Special Precautions
Prolonged use may diminish duration of anesth & may result in corneal infection &/or opacification w/ permanent visual loss or corneal perforation. Corneal epithelial toxicity may manifest as epithelial defects which may progress to permanent corneal damage. Cardiac disease or hyperthyroidism. May cause allergic contact dermatitis. Benzalkonium Cl content may cause eye irritation & discolor soft contact lenses. Avoid wearing contact lens. Avoid contact w/ skin. Do not rub eye(s) & instill repeatedly. Avoid accidental eye injuries. May impair ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Transient symptoms eg, stinging, burning & conjunctival redness. Hypersensitivity; syncope; corneal erosion & opacity, keratitis, blurred vision, photophobia, mydriasis, eye pain, irritation & swelling, ocular discomfort & hyperaemia, increased lacrimation.
MIMS Class
Anaesthetics - Local & General
ATC Classification
S01HA04 - proxymetacaine ; Belongs to the class of local ophthalmologic anesthetics.
Alcaine eye drops 0.5%
15 mL x 1's
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