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(fluorescein) Injection, USP 10% Sterile
FLUORESCITE® (fluorescein injection, USP) 10% contains fluorescein sodium (equivalent to fluorescein 10% w/v). It is a sterile solution for use intravenously as a diagnostic aid. Its chemical name is spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-[9H]xanthene]-3-one, 3'6'-dihydroxy,disodium salt. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure:
FLUORESCITE® (fluorescein injection, USP) 10% is supplied as a sterile, unpreserved, unit dose aqueous solution, that has a pH of 8.0 - 9.8 and an osmolality of 572-858 mOsm/kg.
Active ingredient: fluorescein sodium
Inactive Ingredients: Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH), and water for injection.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/7/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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