Active ingredients: fluorescein
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 01 JANUARY 1991 : Diagnostic - Intravenous injection of sodium fluorescein dye followed by multiframe photography (angiography) or ophthalmoscopic evaluation (angioscopy). Used in evaluation of wide range of retinal and choroidal diseases. Less commonly used to evaluate abnormalities of the optic nerve and iris. May be used in diagnosis and management of macular and vascular (including diabetes) diseases.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear red solution becoming fluorescent on dilution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient fluorescein
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems