What is Akten?
Akten Ophthalmic Gel 3.5 percent is an ocular topical anesthetic that can be used in any procedure requiring an agent for topical use, such as refractive surgery, cataract procedures, Lasik surgery, and intravitreal injections.
How To Take Akten ?
An anesthetic for local use that is used to anesthetize the ocular surface in ophthalmologic procedures.
Details on Dosage
The dosage recommended for Akten is two drops that are applied to the surface of the eye in the region of the planned procedure. Anesthesia can be added when needed.
Strength of Dosage
Akten 3.5% (35 mg/mL) Ophthalmic Gel
- Not for injection
- Corneal Opacification: Prolonged use of an ocular topical anesthetic could cause corneal opacification and ulceration that may result in visual loss.
The most common adverse reactions include conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes, burning, and headaches after instillation. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.