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Flurox Ophthalmic Solution Prescribing Information

Package insert / product label
Generic name: fluorescein sodium and benoxinate hydrochloride
Dosage form: ophthalmic solution
Drug class: Ophthalmic diagnostic agents

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 11, 2022.

Flurox Ophthalmic Solution Description

Flourescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Opthalmic Solution USP, 0.25%/0.4% is a disclosing agent with rapid anesthetic action of short duration.
Fluorescein Sodium is represented by the following structural formula:
FL01
Chemical Name: Spiro [isobenzofuran-1 (3H),9'-[9H] xanthene]-3-one, 3',6' dihydroxy, disodium salt.
Benoxinate Hydrochloride is represented by the following structural formula:

FL02
Chemical Name: 2-(Diethylamino) ethyl 4-amino-3butoxybenzoate monohydrochloride.

EACH mL CONTAINS:

ACTIVES: Fluorescein Sodium 2.5mg (0.25%), Benoxinate Hydrochloride 4mg (0.4%)
INACTIVES: Povidone, Boric Acid, Water For Injection. Hydrochloric Acid may be added to adjust pH (4.3 - 5.3).
PRESERVATIVE: Methylparaben 0.1%

Flurox Ophthalmic Solution - Clinical Pharmacology

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

Indications and Usage for Flurox Ophthalmic Solution

For procedures requiring a disclosing agent in combination with a topical ophthalmic 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

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

Precautions

This product should be used cautiously and sparingly in patients with known allergies, cardiac disease, or
hyperthyroidism. The long-term toxicity is unknow; prolonged use may possible delay woundhealing. Although
exceedingly rare with ophthalmic application of local anesthetics, it should be borne in mind that systemic toxicity
manifested by central nervous sytem stimulation followed by depression may occur. Protection of the eye from
irritation, 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 anesthsia has worn off.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

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 someimes, iritis with descemetitis.
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

Flurox Ophthalmic Solution Dosage and Administration

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

How is Flurox Ophthalmic Solution supplied

Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.25%/0.4% is supplied
in a glass bottle with a sterilized dropper in the following size: 5mL

Storage and Handling

Store in a refrigerator at 2°-8°C (36°-46°F). Can be stored at room temperature for up to one month.
Keep tightly closed.
DO NOT USE IF IMPRINTED SEAL ON CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.
KEEP OUT F REACH OF CHILDREN

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

Flurox CM Image

FLUROX
fluorescein sodium 2.5mg (0.25%), benoxinate hydrochloride 4mg (0.4%) solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:54799-508
Route of AdministrationOPHTHALMIC
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Fluorescein Sodium (UNII: 93X55PE38X) (Fluorescein - UNII:TPY09G7XIR) Fluorescein2.5 mg in 1 mL
Benoxinate Hydrochloride (UNII: 0VE4U49K15) (Benoxinate - UNII:AXQ0JYM303) Benoxinate Hydrochloride4 mg in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
Povidone, Unspecified (UNII: FZ989GH94E)
Boric Acid (UNII: R57ZHV85D4)
Hydrochloric Acid (UNII: QTT17582CB)
Water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)
Methylparaben (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:54799-508-055 mL in 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER; Type 0: Not a Combination Product01/29/2014
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
unapproved drug other01/29/2014
Labeler - OCuSOFT, Inc. (174939207)