Generic Name and Formulations:
Lidocaine HCl 3.5%; oph gel; preservative-free.
Indications for AKTEN:
Ocular surface anesthesia during ophthalmologic procedures.
Adults and Children:
For single patient use. 2 drops to the ocular surface in area of planned procedure; may reapply.
Not for injection. Prolonged use may cause corneal opacification and ulceration. Pregnancy (Cat. B). Nursing mothers.
Conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes, headache, burning upon instillation.
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