Flucon is in a class of drugs called corticosteroid. Flucon can inhibit processes in the body that causes inflammation. Flucon decreases the swelling and pain of inflammatory conditions.
Flucon is prescribed for the treatment of eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions.
Flucon may also be prescribed for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Flucon should not be prescribed if infection in your eye, without receiving proper anti-infective treatment caused by the following occurs:
You may not be able to take Flucon or you may need a special monitoring or dosage adjustment during treatment.
Flucon is listed in the FDA pregnancy category C, which means that it is not known whether doses of Flucon more than the recommended daily allowance will harm an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant before taking Flucon or any supplemental medicine.
Flucon passes into breast milk. Patients breast-feeding an infant are advised not to take Flucon without first telling your doctor.
Wash your hands before using Flucon eyedrops.
The dropper or tube opening is sterile. It can cause an infection in your eye if it becomes contaminated. The dropper must not be touched to any surface, including your eyes or hands.
Do not use discolored eyedrops or that has particles in it.
To apply Flucon eyedrops eyedrops:
Make sure Flucon is well mixed by shaking the bottle gently. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. The dropper must be positioned above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out the according to the prescribed number of drops and close your eye. For about 1 minute, apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye, to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. Repeat the process in the other eye if you are using drops in both eyes.
To apply Flucon ointment:
To warm up Flucon so the ointment comes out easily, hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. For 1 to 2 minutes, close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions. Allow at least 10 minutes before your next application if you are applying another eye medication.
Take all of the Flucon that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Flucon should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. Ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you if you do not understand these directions.
Seek immediate medical attention.
A Flucon overdose is not likely to occur. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately call your doctor or the poison control center.
If Flucon ointment is ingested, immediately call the poison control center.
Apply the missed dose in the soonest possible time. Skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of Flucon.
Stop taking Flucon and seek immediate medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following rare side effects:
- Formation of cataracts;
- Increase in the pressure inside of the eye;
- Perforation of the cornea;
Common side effects of Flucon include:
- Blurred vision;
- Sensitivity to light;
Side effects other than those listed in this medication guide may also occur. Talk to your doctor if you suspect symptoms of Flucon side effects.
Before taking Flucon, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following steroid drugs:
- Hydrocortisone such as cortef, hydrocortone;
- Methylprednisolone such as medrol;
- Prednisone such as deltasone, orasone, others;
You may not be able to take Flucon, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Flucon. Talk to your doctor before taking any script or over-the counter medicines.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Flucon may also be known as:
- Flu Oph;
- Flumetol S;