FML Eye Drops (Fluorometholone)

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FML Eye Drops 0.1%

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FML Eye Drops (Fluorometholone) Medication Information

Uses

FML is an eye drop used to treat inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the eye.

Dosage

The eye drop is available in a 0.1% strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of FML include:

  • Increased eye pressure
  • Cataract formation
  • Delayed wound healing

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Fluorometholone.

Precautions

If patients fail to respond after two days of treatment with FML Eye Drops, the patient should be reevaluated. 

Fungal infections of the eye can occur with FML Eye Drop use. 

If FML Eye Drops are used for longer than 10 days the pressure in the eye should be monitored.

Interactions

The drug manufacturer did not study drug interactions with FML Eye Drop.

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Fluorometholone. 

Storage

Store at 36-77 ºF. Protect from freezing.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Shake the FML Drops well before each use.
  • You should instill FML Drops 2-4 times a day.
  • If you fail to improve after two days of using FML Drops, you should be reevaluated.

Fluorometholone FAQs

How long can you use FML Drops?

It is recommended to not use Fluorometholone Drops longer than a week, unless instructed by your doctor to do so. 

 

Is FML Drops an antibiotic?

No, FML Drops are steroids, not antibiotics. 

 

What are the side effects of FML Drops?

Common side effects seen with Fluorometholone eye drops are increased eye pressure, burning, stinging, redness of the eye, and eye discharge. 

 

Is FML eye drops a steroid?

Yes, FML eye drops are steroids. 

 

Is FML eye drops for dry eyes?

No, FML eye drops are used to treat inflammation in the eye. 

Related Drugs

Reference:

FML Eye Drops {package insert}. Irvine, CA: Allergan, Inc.; 2013.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/016851s063lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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