fluorometholone


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fluorometholone

 [floor″o-meth´o-lōn]
a synthetic glucocorticoid used topically for treatment of allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eye.

fluorometholone

/flu·o·ro·meth·o·lone/ (floor″o-meth´ah-lōn) a synthetic glucocorticoid used topically in the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eye.

fluorometholone

A corticosteroid drug in the form of eye drops used to treat inflammatory external eye disorders. A brand name is FML.

antiinflammatory drug 

A drug which inhibits or suppresses most inflammatory responses of an allergic, bacterial, traumatic or anaphylactic origin, as well as being immunosuppressant. They include the corticosteroids (e.g. betamethasone, dexamethasone, fluorometholone, hydrocortisone acetate, loteprednol etabonate, prednisolone, rimexolone, triamcinolone). They are sometimes combined with an antibiotic drug (e.g. betamethasone combined with neomycin or sulfacetamide, dexamethasone combined with neomycin or polymyxin B). Corticosteroids have side effects, such as enhancing the activity of herpes simplex virus, fungal overgrowth, raising intraocular pressure or cataract formation.There are other antiinflammatory drugs that are non-steroidal (NSAID) and have little toxicity. They act mainly by blocking prostaglandin synthesis. These include diclofenac sodium, flurbiprofen sodium, indomethacin, ketorolac, nepafenac and oxyphenbutazone. See immunosuppressants; steroid.

fluorometholone

a topical anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid.
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