Description of the medicine: Catalin (Catalin)
Sodium salt of 1-hydroxy-5-oxo-5H-pyrido (3, 2-a) -phenoxazine-3-carboxylic acid.
Synonyms: Senkatalin, Clarvisan, Clarvisor, Pirenoxine sodium.
It is used in the form of eye drops as a means of delaying the development of cataracts (See also Cysteine, Vice, Catachrome.).
The mechanism of action of catalina is not well understood. It is believed that the drug inhibits the action of quinone compounds, which are products of a disturbed lens metabolism. The drug stabilizes the membrane, to a certain extent, inhibits lipid peroxidation.
Catalin is used to prevent progressive early senile cataracts and diabetic cataracts.
Available in vials containing 15 ml of solvent, with the addition of a tablet containing 0.75 mg of catalin.
To prepare the solution, lower the tablet into a bottle with a solvent (without violating sterility). After dissolving the tablet, a clear yellow solution forms.
Instill 1 - 2 drops in the conjunctival sac 5 - 6 times a day. Apply for a long time.
Typically, the drug is well tolerated, but surface keratitis, blepharitis, itching, and pain are possible. With severe side effects, the use of the drug is stopped.
Release form: in bottles with unscrewing caps with the application of a sterile tablet in a special package.
Storage: in the dark, cool place. The finished solution is suitable for use within a month.
There is a foreign dosage form containing, together with 0.75 mg of catalin (sodium pyrenoxine) 62 mg of taurine (see Taufon).
Sankatalin and katalin are made in Japan.