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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose of Akten™ (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) is 2 drops applied to the ocular surface in the area of the planned procedure. Akten™ (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) may be reapplied to maintain anesthetic effect.
Dosage forms and Strength
Storage And Handling
Akten™ (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) 3.5% is supplied as a clear gel for single patient use as follows:
5mL fill in a 10mL natural, round plastic dropper bottle
Store at 15° to 25° C (59° to 77° F)
Keep container closed and protected from light in the original carton until use. Discard after use.
Manufactured by: Akorn Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Rev. 09/08. FDA revision date: 10/7/2008This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/4/2008
Additional Akten Information
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