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Flosoft Eye drops

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
Description
Flosoft Eye drops is a corticosteroid medication that contains Fluorometholone. It is used to treat pain, swelling, itching, and redness of the eye caused due to surgery, injury, or allergy. It works by blocking the release of prostaglandins, certain chemical messengers that cause redness and swelling in the eye. Flosoft Eye drops has some side effects like mild eye irritation, itching, blurred vision, etc. These side effects will subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if they bother you for a long time or worsen. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Flosoft Eye drops is for ophthalmic use only. Do not instil into your ears. Use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given in the package insert. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper close to your eye with the tip facing downwards. Squeeze the dropper so that a drop of medicine falls in the pocket. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Close your eyes for two to three minutes and repeat the same for the next dose. Flosoft Eye drops may not be suitable for all people. It is not recommended for use in children below two years of age. Inform your doctor if you are using any other eye medications before using this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Flosoft Eye drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning or itching of eyes
  • Redness of the eye
  • Dry eyes
  • Discharge from eyes
  • Eye irritation

Uses of Flosoft Eye drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Redness and swelling in the eye
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Flosoft Eye drops to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which Flosoft Eye drops remains effective is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Flosoft Eye drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Flosoft Eye drops if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Bacterial eye infections

Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use in the treatment of eye infections caused by bacteria.

Viral/Fungal eye infections

Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use in the treatment of eye infections caused by viruses and fungus.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

Flosoft Eye drops is not recommended for use in children below two years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not available.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure in the eyeballs is abnormally high that can damage the optic nerve and lead to eventual loss of vision. Use Flosoft Eye drops with caution as it may further increase the risk of worsening your condition.

Contact lens

Flosoft Eye drops should be used with caution if you are wearing contact lenses. Remove the contact lenses before instilling the eye drops and wait for 15 minutes before putting them back in the eyes.

Driving vehicles and operating machines

Flosoft Eye drops may cause temporary blurring of vision or visual disturbances. If you experience such symptoms, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after using these eye drops.

Missed Dose

Instil the missed dose of Flosoft Eye drops as soon as you remember. However, do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never use more than the recommended dose of Flosoft Eye drops. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Other eye conditions

Use Flosoft Eye drops with extreme caution if you have a history of Cataracts (clouding of clear eye lens), Glaucoma (blurred vision caused due to increased fluid pressure inside your eyeball) as it may worsen your condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use Flosoft Eye drops as directed by your doctor. Follow all the instructions given on the label carefully. Wash your hands before and after each use. Avoid touching the tip of the dropper against your eye or other surfaces. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip. Always close the cover of the bottle after use to keep it clean and free from contamination. Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before instilling other medications in the same eye. Do not use Flosoft Eye drops if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Also, avoid using this medicine if the solution is cloudy or the colour has changed. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after using these eye drops until your vision is clear. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that unused or expired medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Flosoft Eye drops works by blocking the release of prostaglandins, certain chemical messengers that cause redness and swelling in the eye.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic steroids, Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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