Also known as Fluor-Op, Fluorometholon, Fluorometholone, Fluorometholonum, Fluorometolona, Fluorométholone, NSC 33001, Oxylone

A synthetic glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. Fluorometholone exerts its effects by interacting with cytoplasmic glucocorticoid receptors and subsequently activates glucocorticoid receptor mediated gene expression. The synthesis of certain anti-inflammatory proteins is induced while the synthesis of certain inflammatory mediators is inhibited. As a result, there is an overall reduction in chronic inflammation and autoimmune reactions.

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Can I take Fluorometholone while breastfeeding?

No information is available on the ophthalmic use of fluorometholone during breastfeeding. Because absorption from the eye is limited, ophthalmic fluorometholone would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate drugs to consider

Prednisolone

References

Last Revision Date

20131206

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

3D Model of the Fluorometholone molecule

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