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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Fluorescein (as sodium) 100mg/mL (10%); soln for IV inj; preservative-free.

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FLUORESCITE:

Diagnostic angiography or angioscopy of the retina and iris vasculature.


Give by IV inj rapidly into the antecubital vein (normally 1mL/sec). 500mg (5mL). Highly sensitive imaging system (eg, scanning laser ophthalmoscope): reduce dose to 2mL.


Give by IV inj rapidly into the antecubital vein (normally 1mL/sec). 7.7mg/kg; max 500mg (5mL).


History of allergy. Bronchial asthma. Avoid extravasation; severe local tissue damage can result. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: discontinue for ≥4 days after inj (pump and discard the milk during this period).

Pharmacological Class:

Diagnostic aid.

Adverse Reactions:

Skin and urine discoloration, nausea, vomiting, GI distress, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, thrombophlebitis; rare: cardiopulmonary reactions, convulsions, syncope.

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:

Single use vial (5mL)—1

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