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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fluorometholone

A corticosteroid drug in the form of eye drops used to treat inflammatory external eye disorders. A brand name is FML.
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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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
References in periodicals archive ?
26 October 2018 - US-based pharmaceutical company Eyevance Pharmaceuticals has acquired Flarex (fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic suspension) 0.1% from Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), the company said.
Target: Flarex (fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic suspension)
The patient was given 0.5% levofloxacin (Cravit; Santen Pharmaceutical Company, Osaka, Japan), 0.1% fluorometholone acetate (Flarex; Alcon Laboratories, Fort Worth, TX), and 0.1% sodium hyaluronate (Kynex; Alcon Korea, Seoul, Korea) 4 times a day for 2 weeks.