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FML (Flurometholone) Eye Drops


FML (Flurometholone) Eye Drops

Prescription Required

0.1% 5ml

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Generic Equivalent - FML (Flurometholone) Eye Drops

Prescription Required

0.1% 5ml

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  • Product Details


    What is FML Eyedrops?

    • FML Eyedrops (Fluorometholone) is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation in the eye.

    How does it work?

    • Fluorometholone is a corticosteroid that works by decreasing your immune system’s ability to mount an inflammatory response.

    How should I store it?

    • Store your Fluorometholone eye drops at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.

    Fact Table




    US FDA



    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    7-13 hr

    Dosage (Strength)



    Consult Doctor


    Efflumidex, Flucon, FML Forte, FML

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    Eye Drops


    Are there any special instructions?

    • Click here to watch an instructional video about using eye drops.
    • Shake well before using.
    • Avoid contaminating the tip of the eyedrop bottle.
    • Replace the cap after each use.
    • Do not abruptly stop your treatment unless instructed to by your doctor.
    • If your pain and inflammation last do not improve after two days of using FML Eyedrops, contact your doctor.
      • If your symptoms get worse, contact your doctor immediately.
    • Do not apply FML Eyedrops if you have soft contact lenses on your eyes. Wait at least fifteen minutes after application before putting in your contacts.

    What is the usual dose?

    • Instill one drop into the affected eye 2-4 times per day.
      • Your doctor could increase or decrease your dose as needed.


    What is the active ingredient in FML Eyedrops?

    • Fluorometholone

    What are the inactive ingredients?

    • For a complete list of inactive ingredients, click here or check the product packaging.


    Fluorometholone could interact with the following medications:


    Who should avoid taking FML Eyedrops?

    • Do not use FML Eyedrops if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients.
    • Do not use FML Eyedrops if you have an active bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of the eye.

    What are the risks?

    • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the risks of using FML Eyedrops.
    • Prolonged use of ophthalmic corticosteroids can lead to increased intraocular pressure.
    • Use of ophthalmic corticosteroids can increase your risk of secondary infections in the eye.
    • You could experience corneal or scleral thinning as a result of using FML Eyedrops
    • FML Eyedrops could mask the symptoms of an active eye infection
    • FLM Eyedrops could increase healing time after cataract surgery

    Side Effects

    What are the possible side effects of FML Eyedrops?

    • Elevation of intraocular pressure
    • Optic nerve damage
    • Glaucoma
    • Posterior subcapsular cataract formation
    • Delayed wound healing
    • Keratitis
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Corneal ulcers
    • Mydriasis
    • Conjunctival hyperemia
    • Secondary infections
    • Stinging or burning sensation of the eye
    • Erythema of the eyelid
    • Eye swelling
    • Eye discharge
    • Eye pain
    • Itching
    • Increase lacrimation
    • Rash
    • Taste disturbance
    • Visual disturbance


    Other Considerations

    • Always talk to your doctor before using eye drops for inflammation.


    1. DailyMed - FML- FLUOROMETHOLONE suspension/ drops. (2019). Retrieved May 21, 2020.
    2. Methods for Instilling Eye Drops. (2016). Retrieved May 21, 2020.
    3. FML drug interactions. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21, 2020.

    Frequently Asked Questions about FML (Fluorometholone) Eye Drops

    What is FML (Fluorometholone) Eye Drops?

    FML Eye Drops are a prescription medication used to treat various eye conditions, such as inflammation, redness, and swelling. They belong to a class of medications known as corticosteroids and work by reducing inflammation in the eye.

    What are the common uses of FML Eye Drops?

    FML Eye Drops are typically prescribed to manage inflammatory eye conditions, including allergic conjunctivitis, uveitis, and post-operative inflammation following eye surgery.

    How should I use FML Eye Drops?

    Follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully. Typically, you will apply one or two drops into the affected eye(s) as directed. Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or any other surface to prevent contamination. Wash your hands before and after use.

    Can I wear contact lenses while using FML Eye Drops?

    It is generally recommended to remove contact lenses before applying FML Eye Drops. You can reinsert them 15 minutes after using the drops, but consult your eye doctor for specific guidance.

    What should I do if I miss a dose of FML Eye Drops?

    If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double dose to make up for a missed one.

    Are there any potential side effects of FML Eye Drops?

    Like all medications, FML Eye Drops may have side effects. Common side effects include stinging or burning sensations in the eye, blurred vision, or a temporary increase in intraocular pressure. Less common but serious side effects may include eye pain, changes in vision, or signs of an eye infection. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any concerning side effects.

    How long can I use FML Eye Drops?

    The duration of use will depend on your specific eye condition and your healthcare provider's recommendations. It is essential to follow your doctor's instructions carefully and not exceed the prescribed duration of treatment.

    Can I use FML Eye Drops if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    It is essential to discuss the use of FML Eye Drops with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. They will weigh the potential benefits against any risks to determine if the medication is suitable for you.

    Can FML Eye Drops be used in children?

    FML Eye Drops can be prescribed to children, but the dosage and duration of treatment should be determined by a healthcare provider, taking into consideration the child's age and specific eye condition.

    Are there any precautions I should take while using FML Eye Drops?

    To ensure safe and effective use, do not share your medication with others, avoid touching your eye with the dropper tip, and store the eye drops at the recommended temperature. Follow all instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1541

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