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What is Fluorometholone used for?

Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension is used to treat inflammation in the eye caused by certain eye conditions such as allergies, infections, and so on. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Fluorometholone?

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

Wash your hands before applying Fluorometholone. Shake the eye drops well before using.

What if you miss a dose of Fluorometholone?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Fluorometholone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply 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?

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

What other drugs could interact with Fluorometholone?

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

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs 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?

Like other medicines, Fluorometholone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Fluorometholone 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 cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Fluorometholone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Fluorometholone can cause side effects such as blurred vision, cataract formation, eye irritation, burning, and stinging. 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.

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

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

Note

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 is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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