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(fluorescein sodium and benoxinate hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Solution USP Sterile
Fluress® (Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP) is a sterile ophthalmic solution combining a disclosing agent with an anesthetic agent.
Fluorescein sodium is a disclosing agent with molecular formula C20H10Na2O5, molecular weight 376.28, and chemical structure:
Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H), 9'-[9H]xanthene]-3-one, 3'6'-dihydroxy, Disodium salt
Benoxinate Hydrochloride is an anesthetic agent with molecular formula C17H28N2O3•HCl, molecular weight 344.88, and chemical structure:
Chemical Name: Benzoic acid, 4-amino-3-butoxyl-,2-(diethylamino) ethyl ester, monohydrochloride
Each mL contains:
Active: Benoxinate Hydrochloride 4 mg (0.4%), Fluorescein Sodium 2.5 mg (0.25%).
Preservative: Chlorobutanol 10 mg (1%).
Inactive: Povidone, Boric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid (to adjust pH), Purified Water USP.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/25/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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