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Eyes are sensitive, and that’s why swelling of the eyeball can occur so easily as a result of any number of different factors. FML Forte is a prescription ocular corticosteroid medication to reduce eye swelling and is primarily for swollen eye treatment following an eye injury of corrective surgery. It provides relief from swelling, itching and redness along with preventing further complications that may result from unchecked inflammatory responses that created swelling in the eyes. Patients will use more or less of these eye drops for swollen eyes depending on the severity of their case as determined by a doctor.
Do not rinse the dropper and replace the dropper cap after each use.
Wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying any other ocular medications you may be using at the same time. If that is an eye ointment of any sort be sure to apply your drops first, and then apply the ointment 5 to 10 minutes later.
The active ingredient in Forte eye drops is Fluorometholone.
Inform your doctor if you have any history of eye infections, cataracts, open-angle glaucoma, severe near-sightedness (myopia), or diabetes before beginning with FML Forte eye drops.
Use with caution and get physician approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and want to use FML Forte eye drops.
There is the possibility of drug interaction between FML Forte and Acetaminophen / Allopurinol / Ambien CR (zolpidem) / Amlodipine / Aspirin / Azithromycin / Betamethasone Topical / Cymbalta (duloxetine) / Synthroid (levothyroxine) / Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Advise your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before getting your prescription and then proceeding to buy FML Forte eye drops.
It is not common for people to experience FML Forte side effects, but some people may have headaches dizziness, vision problems or eye pain. If any FML Forte side effects are seen then you should stop use of the medication and speak with your doctor again about other eye inflammation treatment alternatives.