Miscellaneous diagnostic tests:
Indications for FLUORESCITE:
Diagnostic angiography or angioscopy of the retina and iris vasculature.
Give by IV inj rapidly into the antecubital vein (normally 1mL/sec). 500mg (5mL). Highly sensitive imaging system (eg, scanning laser ophthalmoscope): reduce dose to 2mL.
Give by IV inj rapidly into the antecubital vein (normally 1mL/sec). 7.7mg/kg; max 500mg (5mL).
History of allergy. Bronchial asthma. Avoid extravasation; severe local tissue damage can result. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: discontinue for ≥4 days after inj (pump and discard the milk during this period).
Skin and urine discoloration, nausea, vomiting, GI distress, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, thrombophlebitis; rare: cardiopulmonary reactions, convulsions, syncope.
Generic Drug Availability:
Single use vial (5mL)—1