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FML known by its generic name Fluoromethalone is an anti-inflammatory eye drop used to treat inflammation caused by various eye conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids and its primary active ingredient is fluomethalone.
Fluomethalone works by reducing inflammation and irritation in the eyes, making it an essential treatment for many eye problems. It is a topical medication derived from a steroid that helps reduce redness, itching and swelling of the eyes.
Uses and Dosage
To use Fluorometholone, the first step is to wash your hands well before you use the drops. Shake the bottle well and then remove the cap. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the tip of the tube close to your eye with the other hand and squeeze a small amount (1/2-inch ribbon) of ointment into the pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes and apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye with your finger. Repeat this process for the other eye, if necessary.
The recommended dosage for Fluorometholone is 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) 4 times daily. If your symptoms are severe, you may need to increase the dosage to up to 2 drops every 2 hours during the first 1 to 2 days. Follow the dosage and frequency guidelines set by your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Fluoromethalone:
- Mild burning sensation
- Mild irritation
- Mild stinging in the eye
- Temporary blurred vision
Serious Side Effects of Fluoromethalone:
- Eye pain
- High pressure in the eye
- Severe headache and dizziness
- Signs of eye infection (eye discharge, swelling, severe itchiness, vision changes)
- Vision problems
Form and strength
FML (Fluoromethalone) is available in the following forms and strength:
FML: Eye Drops
Fluoromethalone: Eye Drops
- There are several cautions to be aware of when using FML (fluoromethalone) including potential side effects and drug interactions. Prolonged use of FML can increase intraocular pressure, which could lead to glaucoma or cataracts.
- It may reduce the body's ability to fight infection and can cause vision problems, eye pain, or slow healing. Talk to your doctor before using FML and to inform them of any other medications or supplements you are taking.
- After you apply Fluoromethalone, your vision may become temporarily blurred. For your safety, it is important that you do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until your vision has cleared, and you can do it safely.
- Follow the instructions on the label and to not exceed the recommended dose. Do not use FML if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have a bacterial, fungal, or viral eye infection.
- Before having surgery, it is important to tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you are using, including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products. If you are using Fluoromethalone, you should let your doctor or dentist know before you have surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it safe to use Fluoromethalone while pregnant or nursing?
It is not recommended to use Fluoromethalone while pregnant or nursing, as it may cause harm to the baby. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Can I use other medications while taking Fluoromethalone?
Some medications may interact with Fluoromethalone, talk to your doctor before taking any other medications.
How long does Fluoromethalone take to work?
Fluoromethalone usually begins to take effect within a few hours of use, but it may take several days to reach its full effect.
What should I do if Fluoromethalone does not seem to be working?
If Fluoromethalone does not seem to be working, it is important to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider. They can evaluate your symptoms and determine if a different treatment may be more effective.
Is Fluoromethalone habit forming?
Fluoromethalone is not habit forming and can be used safely as directed.
It's important to purchase FML from verified Canadian pharmacy.