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Name of the Generic: Lidocaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Gel The generic name is lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel.

The Class of Drug: Ophthalmic anesthetics

Approval Date: October 7, 2008
Company: Akorn, Inc.
The Treatment for: Ocular Anesthesia

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


Adverse Effects

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




Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

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