FML S.O.P. Side Effects

Generic Name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name FML S.O.P..

Not all side effects for FML S.O.P. may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, fluorometholone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in FML S.O.P.) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fluorometholone ophthalmic:

Incidence not known
  • Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  • blurred vision or other change in vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • decreased vision
  • delayed wound healing
  • discharge from eye
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • nausea or vomiting
  • redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • tearing

Some side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Burning and stinging sensation when medicine is applied
  • drooping upper eyelids
  • feeling of having something in the eye

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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