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Flumace Eye Drop

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Product introduction

Flumace Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used to treat redness and swelling in the eyes that may be due to infection or allergy. It reduces swelling, itching, and soreness after any eye injuries or eye surgery.

Flumace Eye Drop should be used in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. Never use it if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the medicine. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. Continue using it regularly to get the most benefit from it.

It may cause eye irritation, burning sensation, or watery eyes. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve with time. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a short time, do not drive or operate other machines until your vision is clear. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Flumace Eye Drop

  • Redness and swelling in the eye

Benefits of Flumace Eye Drop

In Redness and swelling in the eye

Flumace Eye Drop helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes due to an infection, allergy or even after an operation of the eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Flumace Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flumace

  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes

How to use Flumace Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Flumace Eye Drop works

Flumace Eye Drop is a steroid. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness and swelling in the eye.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flumace Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flumace Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Flumace Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flumace Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flumace Eye Drop to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Flumace Eye Drop for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/mineralocorticoids, progestogins and derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Topical Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Flumace with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Redness, swelling pain and wateringAntibiotics along with lubricant eye drops given
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FAQs

Q. Does Flumace Eye Drop treat pink eye?

Flumace Eye Drop is used for treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva; relives redness and itching. It must not be used for undiagnosed red eye condition. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Flumace Eye Drop an antibiotic?

No, Flumace Eye Drop is not an antibiotic. Flumace Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q. Is Flumace Eye Drop a steroid?

Yes, Flumace Eye Drop is a steroid. Flumace Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q. Is Flumace Eye Drop safe?

Flumace Eye Drop is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Flumace Eye Drop generic?

Yes, Flumace Eye Drop is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

Q. How does Flumace Eye Drop work?

Flumace Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Flumace Eye Drop binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate infections in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte migration)

Q. What is Flumace Eye Drop ophthalmic suspension used for?

Flumace Eye Drop is used to treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva such as the palpebral conjunctive (a clear membrane, which coats the inside of the eyelids.) and bulbar conjunctiva (a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye)

Q. How much does Flumace Eye Drop cost?

The price of Flumace Eye Drop may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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References

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  2. Fluorometholone. Irvine, California: Allergan, Inc; 2013. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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27, RACE COURSE ROAD, BANGALORE-560 001, INDIA
Country of origin: India

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