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    Prescription under medical supervision


    Therapeutic action

    • Local anaesthetic


    • Short-term anaesthesia of conjunctiva and cornea

    Forms and strengths

    • 0.4% eye drops in single use vial

    Dosage and duration

    Removal of foreign bodies

    • Up to 3 drops into the conjunctival sac, administered one to two minutes apart


    Measurement of intraocular pressure

    • 1 drop into the conjunctival sac

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • Do not use repeatedly (risk of severe and permanent corneal damage).
    • May cause: stinging on instillation.
    • Wait 15 minutes before administering any other kind of eye drops.
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication


    • Anaesthesia is produced within one minute and lasts 10 to 20 minutes.
    • Anaesthetic eye drops (oxybuprocaine, tetracaine, etc.) are intended for specific therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. They must not be given to the patient for home use. In the event of intense ocular pain, prescribe an appropriate oral analgesic.


    Below 25 °C
    Vials are designed for single use only; they must be discarded after use.