Fluor-Op Side Effects
Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic
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 Fluor-Op.
Some side effects of Fluor-Op may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking fluorometholone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Fluor-Op) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using fluorometholone ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have:
worsening or no improvement in your symptoms after 48 hours of use;
pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes, severe headache;
sudden eye irritation;
severe burning, redness, or irritation of your eyes;
blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or
signs of new eye infection, such as pain, itching, swelling, draining, or crusting of your eyes.
In rare cases, steroid medicine used in the eyes can be absorbed into the blood stream, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Tell your doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms of steroid absorption:
thinning skin, easy bruising,;
headaches, back aches, weakness, confusion;
weight gain, roundness in your face;
increased acne or facial hair;
changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist); or
menstrual problems (in women), impotence or loss of interest in sex (in men).
Common side effects may include:
mild stinging, burning, itching, or irritation in your eyes;
feeling like something is in your eye;
red or puffy eyelids;
increased sensitivity to light;
altered sense of taste; or
mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
Frequency not reported: Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP), development of glaucoma with optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, perforation of the globe, transient burning and stinging upon instillation, ocular irritation, foreign body sensation, erythema of eyelid, eyelid edema/eye swelling, eye discharge, eye pain, eye pruritus, increased lacrimation, visual disturbance (blurry vision), visual field defect
Corticosteroid-containing preparations have caused acute anterior uveitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, ptosis.
Frequency not reported: Development of secondary ocular infection (bacterial, fungal and viral)
Frequency not reported: Taste perversion
Frequency not reported: Systemic Hypercorticoidism
Frequency not reported: Rash, delayed wound healing
Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions
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