Fml Eye Drops 5ml
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5ml Eye Drop in Bottle
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FML eye drops are used to treat inflammation (redness, swelling, soreness) in the eyes. It contains fluorometholone, which belongs to a class of medicines called steroids. Before using FML eye drops, discuss it with your doctor if you have any other eye conditions. You may experience burning, irritation, pain or increased pressure in the eyes while using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens....
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Uses of Fml 0.1 %
FML eye drop is used in reducing redness, swelling, itching and soreness in the eye.
Contraindications of Fml 0.1 %
- If you are allergic to Fluorometholone or any other ingredients of FML eye drops.
- If you are suffering from any fungal, bacterial or viral eye infections.
Side effects of Fml 0.1 %
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Increased pressure in the eye
- Eye irritation
- Eye pain
- Eye discharge
- Blurred vision
Precautions and Warnings of Fml 0.1 %
Can I use FML eye drops during pregnancy?
FML eye drop is not recommended during pregnancy, as there is limited information about their effects in human pregnancy. It is essential to always consult a doctor before starting any medicine during pregnancy.
Can I use FML eye drops while breastfeeding?
FML eye drops should not be used while breastfeeding as it is unknown if Fluorometholone passes into breastmilk. Consult your doctor before using any medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have used FML eye drops?
FML eye drops may temporarily blur your vision. Hence, avoid driving until your vision is clear.
Can I consume alcohol if I have used FML eye drops?
There is no information available on the interaction of FML eye drops with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any other eye problems.
- You have or had in the past been treated for a viral infection caused by herpes simplex.
- You do not notice any improvement in your condition after using FML eye drops for 7 days.
- You experience any visual disturbances or blurred vision.
- You need to avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 15 minutes after instilling FML eye drops.
- Long-term use of FML eye drops may cause an increase in the pressure inside your eyes, leading to glaucoma, blurred vision, cataracts or delayed wound healing.
- The eye drop bottle should only be used by one person. Use by more than one person may spread the infection.
- FML eye drop is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age.
Mode of Action of Fml 0.1 %
How Does It Work?
Fluorometholone in FML eye drop works by blocking certain chemical substances in the body called prostaglandins which cause inflammation (redness, swelling, burning, itching) in the eyes.
Directions for Use of Fml 0.1 %
- Use FML eye drops as instructed by your doctor.
- Follow the directions carefully. Do not miss doses.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying FML eye drops.
- Shake well before use.
- Read the instructions on the label before usage.
- If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them and then instil the drops.
- Close your eyes for 2 - 3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes with the dropper. Keep the dropper clean.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- Use the exact number of drops recommended.
- If you are prescribed any other eye drops, you need to wait at least 5 minutes between both the drops.
Interactions of Fml 0.1 %
Interactions with other medicines
- You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparations or supplements to avoid any interactions with FML eye drops.
- If you use another eye drop product concomitantly with FML eye drops, keep a minimum gap of 15 minutes between the application of both medicines.
- Simultaneous use of FML eye drops along with medicines like ritonavir, cobicistat (used in HIV infection) may increase the risk of you having side effects.
Storage and disposal of Fml 0.1 %
- Store FML eye drops below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
- You should not use the eye drops once the expiry date has passed. Discard it properly.
- You need to discard the medicine 4 weeks from first opening it.
- Do not use this medicine if you notice the contents are of a different colour in any way or if particles are present.
Dosage of Fml 0.1 %
If you feel you have instilled FML eye drops more than you should, rinse your eyes with warm water. Do not put in any more drops until it is time for your next dose.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed a dose, use it as soon as possible it. Do not use a double dose of FML eye drops to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can FML eye drops be used with contact lenses?
A: No, you should remove contact lenses and then instil any eye drops.
Q: How frequently can I use FML ?
A: FML eye drops should be used only as frequently as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: What will happen if I accidentally swallow FML eye drops?
A: If you accidentally swallow some of FML eye drops, contact your doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
Q: How long can you use FML eye drop?
A: FML eye drops are usually prescribed for a short duration. Do not use it for more than a week or any longer than recommended duration, without consulting a doctor.
Q: What is the composition of FML eye drop?
A: FML eye drop composition consists of fluorometholone, as its active component which is a steroid medicine.
Q: Can I use FML eye drop for viral conjunctivitis?
A: You must consult a doctor before using FML eye drops to treat viral conjunctivitis. Do not self-medicate. Based on proper diagnosis, the doctor shall prescribe the same.
Q: Is FML eye drops antibiotic?
A: No, FML eye drops is not antibiotic medicine. It contains fluorometholone, which belongs to a class of medicines called steroids.
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