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Logo MINIMS* LIGNOCAINE AND FLUORESCEIN Eye drops

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Schedule 4

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

MINIMS* LIGNOCAINE AND FLUORESCEIN Eye drops

COMPOSITION:
(per dispensing unit of 0,5 mL)
Lignocaine hydrochloride 20 mg; fluorescein sodium 1,25 mg.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 15.4 Ophthalmic preparations: Other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Minims lignocaine and fluorescein combines the action of a local anaesthetic with that of the diagnostic stain fluorescein, which stains corneal and conjunctival abrasions or ulcers a bright green whilst foreign bodies are surrounded by a green ring.

INDICATIONS:
For diagnostic purposes only.
For use as a combined local anaesthetic and diagnostic stain.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Known hypersensitivity to anaesthetics of this group.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults: 1 or more drops as directed by the ophthalmologist.
Children: At the discretion of the ophthalmologist.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Special care should be taken to protect the anaesthetised eye from foreign body contamination, particularly in elderly patients in whom the duration of anaesthesia may exceed thirty minutes.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Not applicable.

IDENTIFICATION:
Clear, odourless, yellow solution.

PRESENTATION:
Sterile, single-dose disposable eye drops in cartons of 10 units, each containing approximately 0,5 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in the refrigerator protected from strong light. DO NOT FREEZE.
Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
L/15.4/369

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S & N Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
30 Gillitts Road
Pinetown
3610

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
15 July 1980

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