|| Flucon Eye Drops
|| Alcon Laboratories Pty. Ltd.
What is Flucon Eye Drops?
Flucon Eye Drops containing the active ingredient fluorometholone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. The medication can be used as a short term treatment to relieve inflammation, redness and irritation of the eye. It works by preventing the release of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. It is usually prescribed to treat conditions caused by allergies, injury or following eye surgery.
How is Flucon Eye Drops used?
Flucon Eye Drops is usually dropped into the eye once per hour for 24 to 48 hours or as directed by a doctor. After symptoms have been controlled it can be used 2 to 4 times per day for the next few days. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Prior to applying the medication wash and dry the hands thoroughly. To apply the solution, tilt the head back and pull down the lower eyelid to create a pouch. Release 1 drop into the eye and close the eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Gently press on the inside corner of the eye with a finger to prevent the drop from draining away. Repeat the process if needed for additional drops in both eyes.
Patients using Flucon Eye Drops may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stinging or burning of the eyes
- Blurred vision
- Increased eye pressure
- Unusual taste
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Watery eyes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Flucon Eye Drops is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.