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Fluorometholone Allergy In Children
Is used to treat eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. FML works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. Belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Along with their useful effects, drops can cause unwanted side-effects .Not everyone experiences them. You can experience a sensativity to the components in the drop and not the
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Is used to treat eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. FML works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. Belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Along with their useful effects, drops can cause unwanted side-effects .Not everyone experiences them. You can experience a sensativity to the components in the drop and not the ...Read more
I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery. ?
See below: Patanol, (olopatadine) made by Alcon, is an eye drop with anti-histamine & anti-cholinergic activity :good for allergies. Flarex is a steroid eye drop. I'm not an eye doctor, but my belief is that, while both are effective for perennial allergies, the former is safe while the latter is not. You can develop an eye infection which can be devastating and mask the signs with Flarex. How about cetirizine pills? ...Read more
An optometrist diagnosed my daughter with an occular allergy and feels that FML eyedrops should be prescribed. Can a GP give me a script for FML?
See ophthalmologist: Always worrisome when an optometrist prescribes steroids with their very limited knowledge. Given your age, I suspect your daughter is an adult. She should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A GP can give you an FML prescription, but this might not be the proper treatment in this case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluorometholone…: Is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory med for the eyes & eyelids. Its use should be limited as long-term use may increase intra-ocular pressure/ exacerbate glaucoma, cause cataracts, delay healing post surgery, allow fungal infections of the eyes. As with all corticosteroids for eyes, it should never be used if there is viral infection of eye. Careful monitoring by ophthalmologist highly advised. ...Read more
Can I instill fluorometholone on an unlimited daily basis. Ophthalmologist gave me permission after pressure remained normal.
Probably: Fluorometholone has less of a tendency to elevate eye pressure than some other steroids. If you had been taking it for about six weeks with no elevation, then you lack the genetic underpinning that causes elevation. This is probably why your ophthalmologist approved more continued use. You therefore can continue to use this to treat whatever it is being given to treat. ...Read more
Fluorometholone: "ontraindications: Viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva (e.g., epithelial herpes simplex keratitis [dendritic keratitis], vaccinia, varicella). Mycobacterial infection of the eye. Fungal disease of ocular structures. Acute, purulent, untreated infections of the eye. Known hypersensitivity to fluorometholone," See: ...Read more
It is a steroid: Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid eye drop that decreases inflammation in the eyes. This can help a variety of eye conditions including dry eyes, blepharitis, uveitis, allergies and others. Please make sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist as FML (fluorometholone) and other eye steroids put you at risk for high eye pressures (glaucoma) and cataracts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid eye drops: Flarex (fluorometholone) is a mild topical eye steroid, used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions such as iritis. As with all topical steroids, it can cause blurred vision after several doses, and if used long enough (typically months or longer), can lead to cataract formation. Elevated eye pressure from chronic steroid use can also cause permanent vision loss. See your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more
Problems : A careful consultation by an ophthalmologist would be imperative. Flarex™ is a topical ocular steroid that has important potential side effects, one of which is steroid induced glaucoma, an irreversible form of blindness. Another one is steroid induced cataract, which is a reversible form of vision loss. An ophthalmologist will evaluate and treat accordingly. ...Read more
I have used fml forte (fluorometholone) with great response for a week. How long should I wait if I need to utilize his med again?
FML FORTE (fluorometholone): It depends on what is the condition for which it has been prescribed and for how long did the doc adviced you to use it.The drops can be used again if the condition flares up again but do discuss with yourmd/opthalmologist about its use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 49 yo fml (fluorometholone) @12mths of age i had a servere case of german measles they have had life long effects is there any information on this i can't find any?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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