Benoxinate/fluorescein (Into the eye)
Benoxinate (ben-OX-i-nate), Fluorescein (FLURE-a-seen)
Numbs and adds contrast to your eyes so your doctor can view your eyes easily during an exam or procedure.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
How to Use This Medicine
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have allergies, hyperthyroidism, or heart disease, or you wear contact lenses.
- This medicine will numb your eyes. Do not touch your eyes until the effect of this medicine has worn off.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Blurred vision
- Severe pain or swelling of your eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Burning or redness in your eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
- Last reviewed on 12/4/2015
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