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Flurisone Eye Ointment

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Overview

Introduction

Flurisone Eye Ointment 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.

Flurisone Eye Ointment 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 Flurisone Eye Ointment

Side effects of Flurisone Eye Ointment

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes

How to use Flurisone Eye Ointment

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. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Flurisone Eye Ointment works

Flurisone Eye Ointment 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
Flurisone Eye Ointment 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flurisone Eye Ointment 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 Flurisone Eye Ointment 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
Flurisone Eye Ointment 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

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flurisone Eye Ointment to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Flurisone Eye Ointment 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flurisone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Madras eye symptoms & treatment?
Dr. Richa Jain
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Redness, swelling pain and wateringAntibiotics along with lubricant eye drops given
Eye redness,itching and swelling
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Ophthalmology
It could be conjunctivitis get your eye examination by doctor
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FAQs

Q. Does Flurisone treat pink eye?

Flurisone 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 Flurisone an antibiotic?

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

Q. Is Flurisone a steroid?

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

Q. Is Flurisone safe?

Flurisone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Flurisone generic?

Yes, Flurisone is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

Q. How does Flurisone work?

Flurisone belongs to a group of medicines synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Flurisone 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 Flurisone ophthalmic suspension used for?

Flurisone 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 Flurisone cost?

The price of Flurisone 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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