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How Supplied


Akten™ (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) is a local anesthetic indicated for ocular surface anesthesia during ophthalmologic procedures.


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

Akten™ (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) Ophthalmic Gel, 3.5% contains 35 mg per mL of lidocaine hydrochloride for topical ophthalmic administration.

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

(NDC 17478-792-10).


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: 10/7/2008

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/4/2008

How Supplied

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