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Fluorescein

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Fluorescein (benoxinate/fluorescein ophthalmic) is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous diagnostic dyes, ophthalmic diagnostic agents.

US matches:

UK matches:

Scheme

BAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

S01JA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0002321-07-5

Chemical Formula

C20-H12-O5

Molecular Weight

332

Therapeutic Categories

Diagnostic agent, ophthalmic

Diagnostic agent, pancreas function

Chemical Names

Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-[9H]xanten]-3-one, 3',6'-dihydroxy-

Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-[9H]xanten]-3-one, 3',6'-dihydroxy-, disodium salt

Foreign Names

  • Fluoresceinum (Latin)
  • Fluorescein (German)
  • Fluorescein (French)
  • Fluoresceina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Fluorescein (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Acid yellow 73 (IS)
  • C-ext gelb 16 (IS)
  • CI 45350 (IS)
  • D & C Yellow No.7 (IS)
  • Diamantgelb (IS)
  • Fluorescein (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Fluoresceinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluorescein Sodium (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Acid yellow 73 sodium salt (IS)
  • D&C Yellow No. 8 (IS)
  • Dioxyfluoran sodium (IS)
  • Fluorescein, Dinatriumsalz (IS)
  • Fluoreszein-Natrium (IS)
  • Obiturine (IS)
  • Resorcinol Phthalein Sodium (IS)
  • Uranine (IS)
  • Fluorescein Sodium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Fluorescein sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluorescein-Dinatrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluorescéine sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluoresceinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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