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(Fluorometholone acetate)

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Alcon Laboratories
Eye Solution, non-oral
5mL Eye Solution, non-oral
15mL Eye Solution, non-oral

What is Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate used for?

This medicine is used to treat certain types of eye inflammation.

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

How should Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate be stored?

Store between 59 and 86 degrees F. Protect from freezing. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use.

General drug information:

General Information

When should Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate not be taken?

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications you have viral diseases of the eye, including herpes, vaccinia, or varicella you have mycobacterial or fungal eye infections

What precautions should I follow when taking Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have glaucoma if you have any other eye condition if you have any other medical condition

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate?

This medicine is for external use only. Prolonged use of this medicine may result in glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve, defects in visual acuity and visual field, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and/or may aid in the establishment of secondary ocular infections from pathogens due to suppression of host response.

What are the side effects of Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate?

Most severe:  Glaucoma; loss of vision; cataracts; inability to focus; delayed wound healing.

Most common:  Increase in inner eye pressure; redness; sores on the eye; secondary eye infection; enlarged pupils.

Other: Stinging or burning of eye

How should I take Flarex/Fluorometholone acetate?

How much medicine you use and how often you use it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are using, talk with your health care provider. Shake well before using. Do not allow the tip of the applicator to touch eyelids or any other surface to avoid contamination. This medicine may cause sensitivity to light. This may be reduced by wearing sunglasses. If inflammation or pain continues for more than 48 hours or increases, stop using this medicine and talk with your doctor. Continue use for the recommended length of treatment. If this medicine is used for more than 10 days, lab tests will be needed to monitor therapy. Be sure to keep appointments. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not use more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist.