fluorometholone ophthalmic (cont.)
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What should I tell my healthcare provider before using fluorometholone ophthalmic (Flarex, FML Forte Liquifilm, FML Liquifilm, FML S.O.P.)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to fluorometholone, or if you have any type of infection, especially:
Before using fluorometholone ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have herpes. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use fluorometholone.
FDA pregnancy category C. Fluorometholone ophthalmic may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether fluorometholone ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use fluorometholone ophthalmic (Flarex, FML Forte Liquifilm, FML Liquifilm, FML S.O.P.)?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using your eye drops or ointment.
To apply the eye drops:
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
To apply the ointment:
Do not stop using fluorometholone suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment with fluorometholone ophthalmic.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your eyes will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Store fluorometholone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube tightly capped. Do not allow this medicine to freeze.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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