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What is Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin) used for?
Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin) is an ophthalmic steroid prescribed to treat inflammation or swelling of the eye caused by infections, injury, severe allergies, or recent surgery. The medication operates by controlling inflammatory responses of the immune system to reduce redness and swelling. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin)?
Always use Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin) according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Gently shake the bottle to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. To use the medication gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medicine and keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, as this may cause contamination. Wash your hands after every application to prevent the solution from contacting areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin)?
The use of Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are severe eye pain, blurry vision, tunnel vision, severe burning sensation, pain behind the eye, or deterioration or no improvement in your symptoms after forty-eight hours of use. Also inform your physician if you experience increased acne, thinning skin, headaches, or unusual weight gain. These conditions may require alterations to your dosage or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Remove your contact lenses before using Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin) to prevent unexpected complications from occurring. Do not use this medication if the patient is under two years old or if you have an undiagnosed condition causing redness or inflammation, fungal, bacterial, or viral infections of the eye. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regiment to prevent other problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flomex-N (Fluorometholone/Neomycin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.