Fluorometholone is a steroid which is used to control inflammation of eyes as in 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
- 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.
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 vision, cataracts, delay in wound healing or the development of an eye infectionread less
- 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.
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
- 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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