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Flarex

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Indications

Flarex is a kind of a steroid eye ointment. Flarex belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. Its function is to inhibit processes in the body that cause inflammation.
Flarex is mainly indicated to treat eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, or other conditions such as swelling, itching, redness, and irritation of the eyes and eyelids. Flarex may also be indicated for purposes not mentioned here.

Contraindications

Flarex belongs in the FDA pregnancy category C. Flarex may cause severe defects to an unborn baby. It may also cause premature birth, miscarriage, or even death of the baby. Talk first to your doctor before taking Flarex if you are pregnant. Flarex may also pass into breast milk. Do not use Flarex if you are breast-feeding a baby unless otherwise your doctor, nurse, or physician has indicated you to take Flarex.
Do not use Flarex if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in your eye. Flarex have been known to cause punctures when indicated in the occurrence of diseases that cause the thinning of the cornea or of the sclera. The use of this may hide the presence of a serious eye infection or may cause the infection to become worse. Prolonged use of Flarex may result in glaucoma, cataract formation, or the development or worsening of eye infections. Flarex should be indicated with caution after a cataract surgery. If the inflammation lasts longer than 48 hours, stop using Flarex immediately and have a discussion with your doctor or physician.
Flarex may cause blurred vision. Exert caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. If experienced blurred vision, stop using Flarex immediately. If you wear contact lenses, ask to your doctor first if you should wear them during treatment with Flarex.

Intake Guidelines

Follow the prescription of your doctor if you are taking Flarex. You may also ask your pharmacist or nurse about things you do not understand. Wash your hands thoroughly before using Flarex. Shake the product well before using. Tilt your head back a little and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position Flarex above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Press out a drop and close your eye. Apply a mild pressure to the inside corner of your eye for about 1 or 2 minutes to stop the liquid from draining down your tear duct. Do not rinse the dropper.

Dosage

Obtain the dosage from your doctor. Dosage may vary from person to person.

Overdose

An overdose of Flarex is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, call an emergency center for advice.

Missed Dose

Immediately take the missed dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for the nest dose, skip the missed one and take the subsequent dose according to schedule. It is important to remember not to take a double dose of Flarex.

Side Effects

Side effects of Flarex may include the following:
- Allergic reactions such as difficult breathing, closing of throat, swelling of lips, tongue or face, and or hives;
- Blurred vision;
- Burning;
- Cataract formation;
- Corneal ulcers;
- Dilation of the pupil;
- Drooping eyelids;
- Eye inflammation and infection including pinkeye, eye irritation, glaucoma, increase eye pressure, slow wound healing, and taste alterations;
- Itching;
- Redness;
- Sensitivity of the eyes to the light;
- Stinging;

Inform your doctor and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

Interactions

If Flarex is taken with other drugs, the effects could increase, decreased, or altered. Do not use other eyedrops or eye medication during the treatment with Flarex.
The following drugs may interact with the effect of Flarex:
- Hydrocortisone (cortef, hydrocortone, and others);
- Methylprednisolone (medrol);
- Prednisone (deltasone, orasone, and others);

Other drugs may also react with Flarex so it is better if you inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Other Brand Names

In some countries Flarex may also be known as:
- Aflarex;
- Delmeson;
- Efflumidex;
- Fml;
- Flu Oph;
- Fluacort;
- Flucon;
- Fluforte;
- Flumetol S;
- Flumex;
- Fluorometholone;
- Fluoropos;
- Fluxinam;
- Isopto Flucon;
- Oxylone;
- Semplice;

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