Poen-Caina Uses

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Poen-Caina indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

It is indicated for use as an ophthalmic anesthetic (as eye drops) to reduce pain and discomfort during procedures involving the eye.

Poen-Caina side effects

Pupillary dilatation or cycloplegic effects have rarely been observed with Poen-Caina hydrochloride preparations. Irritation of the conjunctiva or other toxic reactions have occurred only rarely. A severe, immediate-type apparently hyperallergic corneal reaction may rarely occur. This includes acute, intense and diffuse epithelial keratitis; a grey ground-glass appearance; sloughing of large areas of necrotic epithelium; corneal filaments and sometimes, iritis with descemetitis.

Poen-Caina contraindications

Do not use in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any component of the preparation.

In view of the immaturity of the enzyme system which metabolises the ester type local anaesthetics in premature babies, this product should be avoided in these patients.

Active ingredient matches for Poen-Caina:

Proxymetacaine in Argentina, Uruguay.

List of Poen-Caina substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Solution; Ophthalmic; Proparacaine Hydrochloride 0.5% (Alcon)
Solution; Ophthalmic; Proparacaine Hydrochloride 0.5%
Solution; Ophthalmic; Proparacaine 0.05%
XYLOKING eye drops 0.5 % w/v x 5ml (Gatle)$ 0.87


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