AFM Eye Drop

Brand Name: AFM
Generic: Fluorometholone Acetate
Weight: 0.1%
Type: Eye Drop
Therapeutic Class: Ophthalmic Steroid preparations
Manufacturer: Aristopharma Ltd.
Price: 140.00
Last Updated: 2020-11-19 18:15:00
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AFM Eye Drop Uses

AFM Eye Drop contains Fluorometholone Acetate. AFM uses:

AFM Eye Drop ophthalmic suspension is indicated for the treatment of-

  • Acute and chronic non-infectious conjunctivitis and keratitis of allergic origin.
  • Non-infectious inflammation of the anterior chamber of the eye (including anterior uveitis, episcleritis and scleritis).
  • Post-operative irritative conditions after strabismus, cataract and glaucoma surgery.

AFM Eye Drop Doses

AFM Eye Drop contains Fluorometholone Acetate 0.1%. AFM doses:

1 drop instilled into the conjunctival sac 2-4 times daily. During the initial 24 to 48 hours the dosage may be safely increased to 1 drop every hour. Care should be taken not to discontinue therapy prematurely. Shake well before use.

 

Side Effects

Glaucoma with optic nerve damage, visual acuity or field defects, cataract formation, secondary ocular infection following suppression of host immunity, perforation of the globe.

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Introduction

Fluorometholone is a corticosteroid with an excellent anti-inflammatory action with no significant influence on the intraocular pressure. The anti-inflammatory activity of Fluorometholone is at least 40 times stronger than that of Hydrocortisone. Corticosteroids are thought to act by the introduction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins. It is postulated that these proteins control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation such as prostaglandin and leukotrienes by inhibiting the release of their common precursor, arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2. In comparison with other corticosteroids Fluorometholone is more rapidly degraded in tissue and therefore has less effect on the intraocular pressure. The immunosuppressive action of Fluorometholone is less pronounced than that of Dexamethasone.

AFM Precaution

Shake well before using. If this product is used for 10 days or longer, intraocular pressure should be monitored.

Interaction

Specific drug interaction studies have not been conducted with Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Safety of the use of topical steroids during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Contraindication
  • Hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the formulation.
  • Infectious conjunctivitis or keratitis.
  • Injuries and ulcerous processes of cornea, especially infections caused by virus, bacteria and fungi.
  • Dry eyes, especially keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
  • Glaucoma.
Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store in a cool, dry place and protected from light. Keep out of the reach of children. Discard the container 4 weeks after opening.

AFM Eye Drop price in Bangladesh 140.00

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