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Cystaran

CYSTARAN
(cysteamine) Ophthalmic Solution

DRUG DESCRIPTION

CYSTARAN is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing 6.5 mg/mL of cysteamine hydrochloride, equivalent to 4.4 mg/mL of cysteamine (0.44%) as the active ingredient. Cysteamine is a cystine-depleting agent which lowers the cystine content of cells in patients with cystinosis.

CYSTARAN (cysteamine) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C2H7NS HCl
Molecular Weight: 113.61

Each milliliter of CYSTARAN contains: Active: cysteamine 4.4 mg (equivalent to cysteamine hydrochloride 6.5 mg); Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.1 mg; Inactive Ingredients: sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH to 4.1-4.5), and purified water.

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/11/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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