Fluorometholone Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better after 2 days or if they get worse.
A burning or stinging reaction that does not go away may mean you are allergic to this product. Stop using and call your doctor or health care professional.
This medicine can make certain eye conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.
To prevent the spread of infection, do not share eye products, towels, and washcloths with anyone else.
If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can wear your lenses again. If you can continue wearing your lenses during treatment, wait 15 minutes after application of the product before inserting your lenses. Some eye conditions may not allow you to wear your lenses during treatment.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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:
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
delayed wound healing
discharge from eye
increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
nausea or vomiting
redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
Some side effects 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
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.