Fluorescein (By injection)
Helps certain parts of the eye become more visible during tests.
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Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
You may notice a strong taste in your mouth after fluorescein is injected. Your skin may have a yellowish discoloration for about 6 to 12 hours after your test. Your urine may appear bright yellow for up to 36 hours after your test.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
You should not receive fluorescein if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have a history of asthma or allergies. Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine or dye.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
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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Brand names include
AK-Fluor, Angioscein, Fluorescite
There may be other brand names for this medicine.