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FML Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- What should I tell my healthcare provider before using fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- How should I use fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (FML)?
- What happens if I overdose (FML)?
- What should I avoid while using fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- What other drugs will affect fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (FML)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (FML)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of fluorometholone ophthalmic is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
Do not wear any contact lens that has not been approved by your doctor.
Do not use fluorometholone ophthalmic while you are wearing regular contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause discoloration. Wait at least 15 minutes after using fluorometholone before putting your contact lenses in.
Do not use any other eye medications unless your doctor has prescribed them.
Fluorometholone can cause side effects that may impair your vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect fluorometholone ophthalmic (FML)?
Before using fluorometholone, tell your doctor if you are also taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others), methylprednisolone (Medrol), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with fluorometholone ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fluorometholone ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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