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Logo MINIMS* PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 10%

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Schedule 1

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

MINIMS* PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 10%
Eye Drops

COMPOSITION:
(per dispensing unit of 0,5 mL)
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 50 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 15.4 Ophthalmic preparations: Other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic amine with a predominantly direct alpha-adrenergic action.

INDICATIONS:
For ophthalmic purposes phenylephrine hydrochloride acts as a mydriatic. It is sometimes used in open-angle glaucoma, to reduce intra-ocular pressure by virtue of its local vasoconstrictor action, which reduces the production of aqueous humour.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Should not be used in the presence of severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, partial heart-block, myocarditis, bradycardia or serious impairment of the coronary circulation.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults and children: To be used as directed by the ophthalmologist.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
May cause irritation on application to the eye. Systemic effects, not normally seen, are those of sympathetic stimulation i.e. peripheral vasoconstriction and hypertension.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND PARTICULARS OF TREATMENT:
Not applicable.

IDENTIFICATION:
Clear, colourless solution.

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

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

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
D/15.4/22.

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

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
23 June 1975

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