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Molecule Description

Fluorometholone is a steroid which is used to control inflammation of eyes as i

n eye swelling and redness caused by injury, infections, surgery, etc.


Uses of Fluorometholone

It is used to treat eye swelling, in cases of eye injury eye infections.

Contraindications of Fluorometholone

When should one not use Fluorometholone

  • If you have allergy to Fluorometholone or other components of this medicine
  • If you are suffering from viral and severe other eye infections

Side effects of Fluorometholone

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Burning, redness, irritation or pressure in the eyes
  • Red or puffy eyes
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • Allergic reaction - itching, hives, rash
  • Thinning of skin
  • Raised pressure of eyes
  • Cataract
  • Secondary infections

Precautions and Warnings of Fluorometholone



Can I take Fluorometholone during pregnancy?
The effect of Fluorometholone on the fetus is not known, consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will tell you on the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Fluorometholone while breastfeeding?
Take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Fluorometholone?
Taking this medicine may lead to cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Drive only after the view is improved.


Can I consume alcohol with Fluorometholone?
No information is available on interactions of Fluorometholone when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Due to prolonged use of this medicine, you may feel an increase in pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure), which could lead to glaucoma, rare damage to the optic nerve, lack of clearness of v...
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  • You have or have been previously treated for herpes simplex, use this medicine only under the close supervision of your doctor
  • You experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances

Mode of Action of Fluorometholone

How Does It Work?

Fluorometholone prevents the release of certain chemicals called prostaglandins and leukotrienes which cause inflammation and swelling.

Interactions of Fluorometholone

Interactions with other medicines

Medicines for HIV like Ritonavir, Cobicistat

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Fluorometholone when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dietary Restrictions of Fluorometholone

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.

Dosage of Fluorometholone


An overdose of Fluorometholone eyedrops is less likely to cause any significant harmful effects but inform your doctor if you happen to take an overdose of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose and follow the regular schedule if it is too late. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Fluorometholone?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history
  • Inform your physician if you have any of the following conditions-
  • Fungal eye infection
  • Viral eye infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chickenpox
  • History of eye illness - cataract, glaucoma, etc.
  • If you are pregnant, lactating or planning a pregnancy
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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