Fml forte is a corticosteroid ophthalmic suspension that is used to treat inflammation and allergic conditions of the eye. It contains the active ingredient fluorometholone, which is a synthetic glucocorticoid. Fml forte works by inhibiting the production of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.
When Not to Take Fml forte
Fml forte is contraindicated in individuals who are hypersensitive to fluorometholone or any other ingredient present in the formulation. It should not be used by patients with untreated fungal, viral, or bacterial infections of the eye. It is also important to avoid Fml forte if you have a history of ocular herpes simplex due to the risk of corneal perforation.
Side Effects and Solutions
Common side effects of Fml forte may include eye irritation, burning or stinging sensation, dryness, and itching. These side effects are usually mild and transient. If they persist or worsen, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional. In rare cases, Fml forte may cause increased intraocular pressure, leading to glaucoma. If you experience symptoms such as blurred vision, eye pain, or eye redness, seek immediate medical attention.
Fml forte Dosing
The dosing of Fml forte may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is typically administered as one to two drops in the affected eye(s) two to four times daily. It is important to follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as remembered. However, if it is close to the time of the next scheduled dose, it is advised to skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule.
An overdose of Fml forte is unlikely to occur with ophthalmic use. However, if excessive amounts are accidentally ingested, contact a healthcare professional immediately or seek emergency medical attention.
Fml forte may interact with certain drugs, potentially altering their effects or increasing the risk of side effects. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. Interactions may occur with other corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and medications that affect intraocular pressure.
|Drug Class||Interacting Medications|
|Intraocular pressure-altering medications||beta-blockers, brimonidine|
Can Fml forte be used in children?
Fml forte can be used in pediatric patients under the supervision of a healthcare professional. However, the dosage and duration of treatment may be different for children.
Can I wear contact lenses while using Fml forte?
Contact lenses should not be worn during treatment with Fml forte. You should wait at least 15 minutes after applying the medication before inserting contact lenses.
How long should I use Fml forte?
The duration of treatment with Fml forte will be determined by your healthcare provider. It is important to follow their instructions and not discontinue the medication without consulting them first.
Can Fml forte be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
The use of Fml forte during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare professional. They will weigh the potential benefits against the risks before making a recommendation.
Can Fml forte cause blurry vision?
Blurred vision may occur as a side effect of Fml forte. If you experience this, avoid activities such as driving or operating machinery that require clear vision until your vision has returned to normal.