FML Forte   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing Shake.   1 drop 2 to 4 times daily.    q4h in 1st 48 hrs if needed.  Taper.
Chem Specs fluorometholone alcohol 0.25%
Quantities 5ml, 10ml, 15ml
Cost Pred Forte 204.41 / 5ml
Class Ketone, alcohol derived, fluorinated "soft" steroid.
Action Anti-inflammatory. Inhibits phospholipase A2 blocking both arms of inflammatory cascade.
Usage Indicated for inflammatory conditions of the anterior segment and adnexia.
Can cause significant IOP rise in as little as 1 week but somewhat less likely to do so
than the other ketone based steroids so is sometimes used for longer term therapy.
Contraindications Herpes simplex keratitis, vaccinia, varicella, and most other viral diseases of cornea and
conjunctiva; tuberculosis; fungal diseases; acute purulent infections which may be masked
or enhanced by the steroid; and hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation.
Pediatric use > age 2
Pregnancy Category C. Embryocidal and teratogenic in rabbits at low multiples of the human ocular dose.
0.25% FML Forte is no more efficacious than 0.1% FML.
Fungal and bacterial overgrowth, cataract formation, globe perforation possible
with long term use.
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