Fluor-op - General Information:

A glucocorticoid employed, usually as eye drops, in the treatment of allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eye. It has also been used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p732)


Corticosteroids such as fluorometholone inhibit the inflammatory response to a variety of inciting agents and probably delay or slow healing. They inhibit the edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilation, leukocyte migration, capillary proliferation, fibroblast proliferation, deposition of collagen, and scar formation associated with inflammation.

Fluor-op for patients

If inflammation or pain persists longer than 48 hours or becomes aggravated, the patient should be advised to discontinue use of the medication and consult a physician.

This product is sterile when packaged. To prevent contamination, care should be taken to avoid touching the bottle tip to eyelids or to any other surface. The use of this bottle by more than one person may spread infection. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. Keep out of the reach of children.

Fluor-op Interactions

No information provided.

Fluor-op Contraindications

FML FORTE® suspension is contraindicated in most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, and varicella, and also in mycobacterial infection of the eye and fungal diseases of ocular structures. FML FORTE® suspension is also contraindicated in individuals with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this preparation and to other corticosteroids.

Additional information about Fluor-op

Fluor-op Indication: For the ophthalmic treatment of corticosteroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.
Mechanism Of Action: There is no generally accepted explanation for the mechanism of action of ocular corticosteroids. However, corticosteroids are thought to act by the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins, collectively called lipocortins. It is postulated that these proteins control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes by inhibiting the release of their common precursor, arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Fluorometholone
Synonyms: FML; Fluoromethalone; Fluormetholone; Fluormetholon
Drug Category: Anti-Allergic Agents; Anti-inflammatory Agents; Glucocorticoids
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved
Other Brand Names containing Fluorometholone: Cortilet; Delmeson; Efflumidex; FML Liquifilm; Flarex; Fluaton; Flumetholon; Fluor-op; FML Forte; Loticort; Oxylone; Trilcin; Ursnon;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Side effects may include acute anterior uveitis and perforation of the globe. Keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation and ptosis have occasionally been reported following local use of corticosteroids. LD50 = 234 mg/kg (rats)
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Fluor-op: Suspension Ophthalmic
Solution / drops Ophthalmic
Chemical IUPAC Name: (6S,8S,9R,10S,11S,13S,14S,17R)-17-acetyl-9-fluoro-11,17-dihydroxy-6,10,13-trimethyl-6,7,8,11,12,14,15,16-octahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
Chemical Formula: C22H29FO4
Fluorometholone on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorometholone
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals

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