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What is Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate used for?

Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate ophthalmic suspension (eye drops) is used to treat inflammatory conditions of the eye, infectious conjunctivitis, as well as bacterial eye infections. Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate is also prescribed to treat the eye after the removal of foreign substances. This eye drops consists of 2 active ingredients: Fluorometholone and Neomycin Sulphate.

Fluorometholone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Fluorometholone is indicated for the treatment of eye allergies, eye infections, dry eyes and other conditions following eye surgery or eye injury.

Neomycin Sulphate belongs to a class of medications known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. Neomycin Sulphate is indicated in the treatment of bacterial infection of the eye. It also helps prevent infection caused by eye injury.

Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate eye drops may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

The dosage of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications, (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate can interact with loop diuretics and cephalosporin antibiotics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, use illegal drugs, or any other eye products as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

Like other medicines, Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate can cause side effects such as blurred vision, watering of eyes, change in taste and stinging or irritation after application. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?

Is it possible for me to use Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate?
How will Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate work in my body?
How should Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate be used?
How to reduce the risk of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Fluorometholone–Neomycin Sulphate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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