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Drug Name:

KOVANAZE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Tetracaine HCl, oxymetazoline HCl 6mg/0.1mg; per spray; aqueous soln for intranasal use.

Company:
St. Renatus, LLC

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for KOVANAZE :

Regional anesthesia for restorative procedures on Teeth 4–13 and A–J in adults and children weighing ≥40kg.

Adult:

≥18yrs: 2 sprays (0.2mL each) given 4–5mins apart, in the nostril ipsilateral to the maxillary tooth on which the dental procedure will be performed. Initiate dental procedure 10mins after the second spray. 1 additional spray can be given if inadequate response achieved 10mins after the second spray.

Children:

<3yrs or <40kg: not recommended. ≥3yrs (≥40kg): 2 sprays (0.2mL each) given 4–5mins apart, in the nostril ipsilateral to the maxillary tooth on which the dental procedure will be performed. Initiate dental procedure 10mins after the second spray.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for hypertension and dysphagia. Uncontrolled hypertension or uncontrolled active thyroid disease: not recommended. History of frequent nosebleeds (≥5/month); avoid or monitor carefully if used. G6PD deficiency. History of congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia: not recommended. Severe hepatic disease or pseudocholinesterase deficiency: monitor for toxicity. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Increased risk of methemoglobinemia with concomitant sulfonamides, acetaminophen, acetanilide, aniline dyes, benzocaine, chloroquine, dapsone, naphthalene, nitrates and nitrites, nitrofurantoin, nitroglycerin, nitroprusside, pamaquine, p-aminosalicylic acid, phenacetin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primaquine, quinine; monitor carefully. Increased risk of hypertension with MAOIs, nonselective beta adrenergic antagonists, TCAs: not recommended; use alternative anesthetic if unavoidable. Discontinue other oxymetazoline-containing products 24hrs prior to Kovanaze use. Avoid concomitant other intranasal products.

Pharmacological Class:

Topical anesthetic + sympathomimetic.

Adverse Reactions:

Rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, nasal discomfort, oropharyngeal pain, increased lacrimation; transient BP increase, epistaxis, methemoglobinemia, anaphylaxis.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Single-dose nasal spray (0.2mL)—30

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