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Note: This document contains side effect information about fluorometholone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Flarex.
Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
Along with its needed effects, fluorometholone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Flarex) 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 while taking fluorometholone ophthalmic:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of fluorometholone ophthalmic 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
Applies to fluorometholone ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
Common (1% to 10%): Increased intraocular pressure
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Corneal calcification (in association with the use of phosphate containing eye drops in some patients with significantly damaged corneas)
Frequency not reported: Eye irritation, conjunctival/ocular hyperemia, eye pain, visual disturbance, foreign body sensation in eyes, eyelid edema, blurred vision, eye discharge, eye pruritus, increased lacrimation, eye edema/eye swelling, mydriasis, cataract (including subcapsular), ulcerative keratitis, ocular infection (including bacterial, fungal, and viral infections), visual field defect, punctate keratitis, acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, loss of accommodation, ptosis, ocular irritation, blurry vision
Frequency not reported: Dysgeusia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Systemic hypercorticoidism
Frequency not reported: Rash
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity
Frequency not reported: Taste perversion
The most commonly reported side effect was increased intraocular pressure.
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