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    Information about Fluorometholone

    Fluorometholone uses

    Fluorometholone is used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.

    How fluorometholone works

    Fluorometholone is a topical steroid ( 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).

    Common side effects of fluorometholone

    Increased intraocular pressure

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    Expert advice for Fluorometholone

    • Your doctor has prescribed Fluorometholone to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) of the eye due to allergy or after Lasik surgery.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Do not use Fluorometholone for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
    • It acts mainly on the surface of the eye and does not increase eye pressure as much as other steroid medications.
    • May require frequent follow ups with the doctor to monitor side effects.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Fluorometholone


    Q. Does Fluorometholone treat pink eye?

    Fluorometholone 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 Fluorometholone an antibiotic?

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

    Q. Is Fluorometholone a steroid?

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

    Q. Is Fluorometholone safe?

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

    Q. Is Fluorometholone generic?

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

    Q. How does Fluorometholone work?

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

    Fluorometholone 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 Fluorometholone cost?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)