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Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop

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Product introduction

Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used in the treatment of post-operative eye pain and inflammation. It is also used to relieve pain and swelling in the eyes caused by infection or allergy.

Flupred 0.05% 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 before using it and shake it well before each use. 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 Flupred Ophthalmic Emulsion

  • Post-operative eye pain and inflammation

Benefits of Flupred Ophthalmic Emulsion

In Post-operative eye pain and inflammation

Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes 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 Flupred Ophthalmic Emulsion

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 Flupred

  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes

How to use Flupred Ophthalmic Emulsion

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Flupred Ophthalmic Emulsion works

Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop is a topical steroid (an anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by stopping the release of certain natural substances in the eye that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety advice

No interaction found/established
Flupred 0.05% 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
Flupred 0.05% 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 Flupred 0.05% 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.
Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop to treat inflammation and pain associated with eye surgery.
  • Do not use Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/mineralocorticoids, progestogins and derivatives
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Topical Glucocorticoids

Patient concerns

i have met an accident and as per x-ray left hand wrist joint is affected. pls check my reports attached. i have gone through surgery and plating is done. i want to know if plating and surgery was necessary or not.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Please share the pics of pre-operative and post-operative X-rays
post operative care after squint surgry
Dr. Richa Jain
Protect eyes from water dust, smoke. Visit your doctor regularlyNo restrictions for food

User feedback


Q. How long should I use Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop?

Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop is generally prescribed for 7 days. You should take this medicine for a duration given by your doctor. Avoid prolonged use, as it may cause unwanted side effects.

Q. What precautions should I take while using Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop eye drops?

Avoid prolonged use, as it may cause cataracts (clouding of the eye) and also increases the risk of a secondary eye infection. Also, do not wear contact lenses while using this eyedrop.

Q. How and how many times a day should I use Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop?

Instill one drop of Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop into the affected eye 4 times daily starting 24 hours after surgery and continuing throughout the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period, then<br>reduce as determined by your doctor based on the clinical response. Always consult your doctor if you have any doubts and follow his instructions and dosage in using the eye drop.

Q. What should I inform the doctor before using Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop?

Before you are prescribed this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a history of eye allergy, eye infections, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye, diabetes, or are allergic to steroids since the component in this eye drop (difluprednate) is a steroid.

Q. What test will be prescribed by the doctor while taking Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop?

While using this medicine, your doctor will prescribe you eye tests frequently to monitor eye pressure. This is because with Flupred 0.05% Eye Drop there is a risk for an increase in pressure inside the eye or the formation of cataracts, both of which can lead to gradual vision loss.

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Country of origin: India

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