Drug ID: 2d00000021
Drug Name: Benoxinate
Generic Names: Novesine | Novesin
Category: Local Anesthetics
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 1-3 drops of 0.4% solution, depending on the degree of anesthesia required.
Recommended In: This medication is a local anesthetic, used in ophthalmology to determine fluid pressure inside the eye and for fitting of contact lenses.
Directions For Use: It comes as eye drops to instill over the eyes.
Storage: Store it in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Do not freeze it.
Dosage Forms: Eye Drops
Side Effects: Eye- Eye damage.
In Case of Overdose: No information available yet.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, heart disease, hyperthyroidism and open lesions.
Avoid long-term use of this medication.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation; Hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: No information available yet.