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Flarex

Generic Name: fluorometholone ophthalmic (FLURE oh METH oh lone off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Flarex, FML Forte Liquifilm, FML Liquifilm, FML S.O.P.
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Drug Information:
Flarex (for the eyes) is a steroid medicine used to treat eye inflammation caused by surgery, injury, or other conditions. Flarex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Flarex if you have any type of bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of the eye (including herpes). You should not use fluorometholone if you are allergic to it, or if you have any type of bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of the eye (including herpes). Tell your doctor if you have ever had: Learn more

Flarex Side Effects

Flarex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about fluorometholone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Flarex.

For the Consumer

Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, fluorometholone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Flarex) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fluorometholone ophthalmic:

Incidence not known

  • Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  • blurred vision or other change in vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • decreased vision
  • delayed wound healing
  • discharge from eye
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • nausea or vomiting
  • redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • tearing

Some side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Burning and stinging sensation when medicine is applied
  • drooping upper eyelids
  • feeling of having something in the eye

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Increased intraocular pressure

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Corneal calcification (in association with the use of phosphate containing eye drops in some patients with significantly damaged corneas)

Frequency not reported: Eye irritation, conjunctival/ocular hyperemia, eye pain, visual disturbance, foreign body sensation in eyes, eyelid edema, blurred vision, eye discharge, eye pruritus, increased lacrimation, eye edema/eye swelling, mydriasis, cataract (including subcapsular), ulcerative keratitis, ocular infection (including bacterial, fungal, and viral infections), visual field defect, punctate keratitis, acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, loss of accommodation, ptosis, ocular irritation, blurry vision

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dysgeusia

Endocrine

Rare (less than 0.1%): Systemic hypercorticoidism

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Taste perversion

General

The most commonly reported side effect was increased intraocular pressure.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Flarex