Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.5%
is a topical anesthetic prepared as a sterile aqueous ophthalmic solution.
Doasage & Administration:
Deep anesthesia as in cataract extraction: Instill 1 drop every 5 to 10 minutes for 5 to 7 doses.
Removal of sutures: Instill 1 or 2 drops 2 or 3 minutes before removal of stitches.
Removal of foreign bodies: Instill 1 or 2 drops prior to operating.
Tonometry: Instill 1 or 2 drops immediately before measurement
FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY NOTE: The use of an eye patch is recommended.
Indication & Usage: Proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is indicated for topical anesthesia in ophthalmic practice. Representative ophthalmic procedures in which the preparation provides good local anesthesia include measurement of intraocular pressure (tonometry), removal of foreign bodies and sutures from the cornea, conjunctival scraping in diagnosis and gonioscopic examination; it is also indicated for use as a topical anesthetic prior to surgical operations such as cataract extraction.
Contraindications This preparation is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the solution.
Storage Refrigerate at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F). Protect from light. Keep tightly closed.
Do not use if the solution shows more than a faint yellow color.
DO NOT USE IF IMPRINTED NECKBAND IS NOT INTACT.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.