Flarex (Fluorometholone Acetate)

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Flarex is a prescription medication used as a topical ophthalmic suspension to treat certain eye conditions associated with inflammation or injury. Specifically, it is indicated for the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe such as postoperative inflammation, allergic conjunctivitis, and iritis.

The active ingredient of Flarex is fluorometholone acetate, a corticosteroid that works by inhibiting the activity of certain chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation. When applied to the eyes, Flarex can help reduce redness, swelling, itching, and other symptoms associated with inflammation caused by allergies, surgery, or other conditions.

Uses and Dosage

The dosing information for Flarex, adults should use a small amount (1/2-inch ribbon) in the affected eye one to three times a day. Children over 2 years of age should have their dose determined by their doctor. The recommended dosage for Flarex is one to two drops into your conjunctival sac four times per day. During the first 24 to 48 hours of treatment, dosage may be increased to every hour.

To use Flarex (fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic solutions), follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Here are general guidelines for use:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before using Flarex.
  2. Shake the bottle well before use.
  3. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down to create a small pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper above your eye and release one drop into the pocket.
  5. Close your eye and gently massage the area to ensure proper distribution of the medication.
  6. Wipe away any excess medication with a clean tissue.
  7. Repeat on your other eye if directed to do so.
  8. Replace the cap on the bottle after use.

Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface or your eye, as this can contaminate the medication. Avoid wearing contact lenses while using Flarex, as the medication may cause discoloration of the lenses. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible, but do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Flarex (Fluorometholone acetate):

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Irritation in your eyes
  • Itching
  • Mild stinging or burning in your eyes
  • Red or puffy eyelids

Serious Side Effects of Flarex (Fluorometholone acetate):

  • Eye pain
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Signs of new eye infection, such as swelling, draining, or crusting of your eyes
  • Slow healing after your eye surgery
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Tunnel vision, or seeing halos around lights

Form and Strength

Flarex (Fluorometholone acetate) is available in the following forms and strength:

Flarex: Eye Solution, non-oral

  • 0.10%

Fluorometholone Acetate: Eye Solution

  • 0.10%


  • Frequent monitoring of intraocular pressure is recommended as prolonged use can lead to glaucoma, defects in visual field, and damage to the optic nerve.
  • Topical ophthalmic corticosteroids may slow corneal wound healing. In those diseases causing thinning of the cornea or sclera, perforation has been known to occur with chronic use of topical steroids.
  • Do not touch dropper tip to any surface as this may contaminate the solutions.
  • Avoid driving or doing anything that requires you to be able to see clearly. You may have blurred vision for a brief time.
  • Use Flarex solutions as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
  • If you use this medicine for longer than 10 days, you may need frequent vision tests to check the pressure inside your eyes.
  • Do not share Flarex with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
  • You should not stop using Flarex suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I use Flarex?

Flarex should be applied to the affected eye(s) as directed by your doctor. Be sure to wash your hands before and after using the medication.

Can Flarex be used in children?

Yes, Flarex can be used in children under the direction of a doctor.

Can I use Flarex while pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should speak to your doctor before using Flarex while pregnant or breastfeeding.

How long does it take for Flarex to work?

The onset of action for Flarex can vary based on the severity of the inflammation and the individual patient. Use Flarex as directed by your doctor and to contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsen.

Can Flarex be used on other parts of the body besides the eyes?

No, Flarex is only intended for use in the eyes and should not be used on other parts of the body.


It's important to purchase Flarex from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Fluorometholone Acetate


Eye Solution, non-oral, Eyedrop



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL