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Proparacaine

Generic Name: Proparacaine hydrochloride
Dosage Form: ophthalmic solution

DESCRIPTION

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.5% is a topical local anesthetic for ophthalmic use. The active ingredient is represented by the structural formula:

Established name: Proparacaine Hydrochloride

Chemical name: Benzoic acid, 3-amino-4-propoxy-,2-(diethylamino) ethyl ester, monohydrochloride.

Molecular Weight: 330.85

Each mL contains: Active: Proparacaine hydrochloride 5mg 0.5%. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride (0.01%). Inactives: glycerin; and purified water. The pH may be adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is a rapidly-acting topical anesthetic, with induced anesthesia lasting approximately 10-20 minutes.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is indicated for procedures in which a topical ophthalmic anesthetic is indicated: corneal anesthesia of short duration, e.g. tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies, and for short corneal and conjunctival procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution should be considered contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this preparation.

WARNINGS

NOT FOR INJECTION - FOR TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY. Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic is not recommended. It may produce permanent corneal opacification with accompanying visual loss.

PRECAUTIONS

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential, mutagenicity, or possible impairment of fertility in males or females.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.5%. It is also not known whether Proparacaine hydrochloride can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Proparacaine hydrochloride should be administered to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Proparacaine hydrochloride is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution in pediatric patients have been established. Use of Proparacaine hydrochloride is supported by evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies in adults and children over the age of twelve, and safety information in neonates and other pediatric patients.

Geriatric Use

No overall clinical differences in safety or effectiveness have been observed between the elderly and other adult patients

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Occasional temporary stinging, burning and conjunctival redness may occur with the use of Proparacaine. A rare, severe, immediate-type, apparently hyperallergic corneal reaction characterized by acute, intense and diffuse epithelial keratitis, a gray, ground glass appearance, sloughing of large areas of necrotic epithelium, corneal filaments and, sometimes, iritis with descemetitis has been reported.

Allergic contact dermatitis from Proparacaine with drying and fissuring of the fingertips has also been reported.

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.

Short corneal and conjunctival procedures: 1 drop in each eye every 5 to 10 minutes for 5 to 7 doses.

NOTE: Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution should be clear to straw-color. If the solution becomes darker, discard the solution.

HOW SUPPLIED

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.5% is supplied in 15 mL DROP-TAINER* dispensers.

NDC 61314-016-01

Storage: Bottle must be stored in unit carton to protect contents from light. Store bottles under refrigeration at 2° - 8°C (36° - 46°F).

Rx Only

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Sandoz Inc., at 1-800-525-8747 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

*DROP-TAINER is a registered trademark of Alcon Research, Ltd.

Rev. June 2012

SANDOZ

Manufactured by
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas 76134 for
Sandoz Inc.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Printed in USA

9007253-1011

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

NDC 61314-016-01

Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP

0.5%

Rx only

STERILE

15 mL

PRECAUTION: NOT FOR INJECTION. FOR TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY. Do not touch dropper tip to any surface, as this may contaminate the solution.

USUAL DOSAGE: 1 or 2 drops.
Read enclosed insert.
Bottles must be stored in unit
carton to protect from light.

STORAGE: Store between 2°-8°C (36°-46°F). Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution should be clear to straw-color. If the solution becomes darker, discard the solution.

INGREDIENTS: Each mL contains:

Active:
Proparacaine hydrochloride 5 mg (0.5%).

Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01%.

Inactives:
glycerin, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH), purified water.

MANUFACTURED BY ALCON LABORATORIES, INC.

Manufactured by
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas 76134 for
Sandoz Inc.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Printed in USA

9007254-1011

Rev. 06/2012

NDC 61314-016-01

Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, USP

0.5%

Rx only

STERILE

15 mL

SANDOZ

INGREDIENTS: Each mL contains:

Active: Proparacaine hydrochloride 5 mg (0.5%).

PRECAUTION: NOT FOR INJECTION. FOR TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY. Do not touch dropper tip to any surface as this may contaminate the solution.

USUAL DOSAGE: 1 or 2 drops.
Read enclosed insert.

STORAGE: Store between 2º-8ºC (36º-46ºF).

Bottles must be stored in unit carton to protect from light.

Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution should be clear to straw-color. If the solution becomes darker, discard the solution.

Manufactured by
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas 76134 for
Sandoz Inc.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Rev. 04-2012

LOT/EXP.:

H12948-0913

Proparacaine HYDROCHLORIDE  
Proparacaine hydrochloride solution/ drops
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:61314-016
Route of Administration OPHTHALMIC DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Proparacaine HYDROCHLORIDE (Proparacaine) Proparacaine HYDROCHLORIDE 5 mg  in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE  
GLYCERIN  
WATER  
HYDROCHLORIC ACID  
SODIUM HYDROXIDE  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:61314-016-01 1 BOTTLE in 1 CARTON
1 15 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA080027 06/05/2000
Labeler - Sandoz Inc. (005387188)
Registrant - Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (008018525)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Alcon Research Ltd 007672236 manufacture(61314-016)
Revised: 01/2016
 
Sandoz Inc.

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