Flucaine

Generic Name: fluorescein sodium and proparacaine hydrochloride
Dosage Form: ophthalmic solution

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Flucaine Proparacaine Hydrochloride and Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Solution, USP (Sterile)Rx Only

DESCRIPTION:

Fluorescein Sodium and Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP (Sterile) is a sterile ophthalmic solution combining the disclosing action of Fluorescein with the anesthetic action of  Proparacaine Hydrochloride.

The active ingredient, Fluorescein Sodium, has the chemical name Spiro [isobenzofuran-1 (3H), 9'-[9H]xanthene]-3-one, 3' ,6' dihydroxy-,disodium salt.  It is represented by the following structural formula:

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The active ingredient, Proparacaine Hydrochloride, has the chemical name Benzoic acid, 3-amino-4-propoxy-, 2-[diethylamino]ethyl ester monohydrochloride.  It is represented by the following structural formula:




EACH mL CONTAINS: ACTIVES:  Fluorescein Sodium, USP, 0.25% [2.5 mg].  Proparacaine Hydrochloride, USP, 0.5% [5mg]; INACTIVES:  Povidone, Boric Acid, Waer for Injection, Sodium

PRESERVATIVE: Methylparaben 0.1%.

Flucaine - Clinical Pharmacology

This product is the combination of a disclosing agent with a rapidly acting anesthetic of short duration.

For procedures requiring a disclosing agent in combination with an anesthetic agent such as tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies and other short corneal or conjunctival procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Known hypersensitivity to any component of this product.

WARNINGS:

Avoid contamination - do not touch tip of sterile dropper used to dispense solution to any surface.  Replace container closure immediately after using.  Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic is not recommended.  It may product permanent corneal opacification with accompanying visual loss.


PRECAUTIONS:

This product should be used cautiously and sparingly in patients with known allergies, cardiac disease, or hyperthyroidism.  The long-term toxicity is unknown; prolonged use may possibly delay wound healing.  Although exceedingly rare with ophthalmic application of local anesthetics, it should be borne in mind that systemic toxicity manifested by central nervous system stimulation followed by depression may occur.  Protection of the eye from irritating chemicals, foreign bodies and rubbing during the period of anesthesia is very important.  Tonometers soaked in sterilizing or detergent solutions should be thoroughly rinsed with sterile distilled water prior to use.  Patients should be advised to avoid touching the eye until the anesthesia has worn off.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:

Occasional temporary stinging, burning, and conjunctival redness have been reported after use of ocular anesthetics, as well as a rare, severe, immediate-type, apparent hyper-allergic corneal reaction, with acute, intense and diffuse epithelial keratitis, a gray, ground glass appearance, sloughing of large areas of necrotic epithelium, corneal filaments and sometimes, iritis with descementitis.  Allergic contact dermatitis with drying and fissuring of the fingertips has been reported.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at (631) 722-5988.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Usual Dosage: Removal of foreign bodies and sutures, and for tonometry, 1 to 2 drops (in single instillations) in each eye before operating. 

Deep Ophthalmic Anesthesia: 1 drop in each eye every 5 to 10 minutes for 5-7 doses.

NOTE: The use of an eye patch is recommended.


STORAGE:

Store in refrigerator at 2°-8°C (36°-46°F).  Can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month. 

HOW SUPPLIED:

Fluorescein Sodium and Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP (Sterile) is supplied in a glass or plastic bottle with a controlled tip applicator in the following sizes:

5 mL fill (glass bottle) / 5 mL fill (10 mL plastic bottle)


DO NOT USE IS IMPRINTED SEAL ON CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY

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Flucaine 
fluorescein sodium and proparacaine hydrochloride solution/ drops
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:54799-507
Route of Administration OPHTHALMIC DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Fluorescein Sodium (Fluorescein) Fluorescein Sodium 2.5 mg  in 1 mL
Proparacaine Hydrochloride (Proparacaine) Proparacaine Hydrochloride 5 mg  in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
Povidone  
Boric Acid  
Water  
Sodium Hydroxide  
Hydrochloric Acid  
Methylparaben  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:54799-507-21 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER (BOTTLE) in 1 CARTON
1 5 mL in 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
unapproved drug other 03/30/1989
Labeler - OCuSOFT, Inc. (174939207)
Revised: 03/2012
 
OCuSOFT, Inc.



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