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Flarex (fluorometholone acetate) Eye Drops

Fluorometholone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. This medication is used to relieve symptoms in the eye such as swelling, redness, and itching.  It is sometimes prescribed for you to use after having had a laser treatment.

How to Use

  • Wash your hands.

  • Remove contact lenses (if applicable).

  • Shake well

  • Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface. 

  • Tilt your head back, look up and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket.

  • Hold the bottle upside down directly over your eye and allow the prescribed number of drops to fall into the pocket.

  • If a drop misses your eye, try again.

  • Look down and close your eye for about 30 seconds.

  • Place a finger at the inner corner of the eye and press. This will reduce the medication from draining out. 

  • Try not to blink, squeeze your eyelids or rub your eyes.

  • Replace bottle cap.

  • Wait 3-5 minutes in between different eye drops (if using multiple types of eye drops).

  • Discard any unused drops 28 days after opening by dropping off to the pharmacy.

  • Some symptoms can get worse if fluorometholone is suddenly stopped so usually the dose is gradually decreased.

Side Effects

  • Temporary blurred vision 

    • Do not drive/operate machinery until you are sure you can do so safely.

  • Fungal, bacterial or viral eye infections which may take longer to heal  

  • Development of increased pressure in the eye

  • Feeling of having something in the eye

  • Dilation (enlargement) of the pupil

  • Altered sense of taste  


  • Store at room temperature

  • Do not freeze

  • Keep out of reach and sight of children

  • Do not use it after the expiry date. 

  • The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

This is for informational purposes only and does not substitute medical advice.  It is not a complete product summary and does not include a full list of side effects.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have or for any unexpected effects while using this product.  


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