Fluorometholone Side Effects
Brand Names: Flarex, Fluor-Op
Please note - some side effects for Fluorometholone may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects of Fluorometholone - for the Consumer
Applies to: ophthalmic
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Fluorometholone:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Fluorometholone:
Blurred vision; taste changes; temporary burning or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; continuing blurred vision; discharge from eyes; eye pain, itching, redness, swelling, irritation, or sores not present when you began using fluorometholone.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.Top
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: compounding powder; ophthalmic ointment; ophthalmic suspension
Ocular side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic include burning and stinging upon instillation, ocular irritation, and visual disturbance. Other ocular side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic include elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, visual field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, delayed wound healing, and optic nerve damage.
Corticosteroid containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.
Fluorometholone ophthalmic has caused the development of secondary ocular infections.
Taste perversion has been reported as a side effect of fluorometholone ophthalmic.
There have been rare instances of systemic hypercorticoidism after the use of topical steroids.Top
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