Altafluor

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/8/2020
Altafluor Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 1/8/2020

What Is Altafluor?

Altafluor Benox (fluorescein sodium and benoxinate hydrochloride solution) 0.25%/0.4% is used for ophthalmic procedures requiring a disclosing agent in combination with a topical ophthalmic anesthetic agent.

What Are Side Effects of Altafluor?

Side effects of Altafluor include:

  • eye redness,
  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • eye irritation,
  • blurred vision, and
  • punctate keratitis

Dosage for Altafluor

Instill a dose of 1 to 2 drops of Altafluor Benox in the eye as needed.

Altafluor In Children

The safety and effectiveness of Altafluor Benox have been established for pediatric patients. Use of Altafluor Benox is supported in pediatric patients by evidence from adequate and well controlled studies.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Altafluor?

Altafluor may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Altafluor During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Altafluor; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Altafluor passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Altafluor Benox (fluorescein sodium and benoxinate hydrochloride solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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SIDE EFFECTS

Occasional temporary stinging, burning and conjunctival redness have been reported after use of ocular anesthetics, as well as a rare, severe, immediate-type, apparent hyper-allergic corneal reaction, with acute, intense and diffuse epithelial keratitis, a gray, ground glass appearance, sloughing of large areas of necrotic epithelium, corneal filaments and sometimes, iritis with descemetitis.

Allergic contact dermatitis with drying and fissuring of the fingertips has been reported.

TO REPORT SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., at 1-800-258-2471 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Altafluor (Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Ophthalmic Solution)

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© Altafluor Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Altafluor Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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