FLUOROMETHOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions in the eye.
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Shake well before use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -eye pain, decreased or blurred vision that does not go away -infection Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -blurred vision for a few moments after application -change in taste -temporary watering of eyes -temporary redness or stinging for a few moments after application.