A formulation approved both for use in the eye/ear is classified in S03, while formulations only licensed for use in the eye or the ear are classified in S01 and S02, respectively.
Small amounts of antiseptics in eye preparations do not influence the classification, e.g. benzalconium.
See also S03 - Ophthalmological and otological preparations.
S01H LOCAL ANESTHETICS
This group comprises topical drugs used as local anesthetics in the eye.
Local anesthetics for other indications are classified in N01B - Anesthetics, local. Other exceptions, see comments to N01B.
Combinations of local anesthetics and diagnostic agents, e.g. fluorescein, are classified in S01J.
S01HA Local anesthetics
Last updated: 2013-12-19