FLAREX* 0,1% eye drops, suspension (Fluorometholone acetate) 5 ml in Botle


What FLAREX * is and what it is used for
FLAREX is intended for the treatment of non-infectious external inflammation of the eye.
FLAREX is a representative of a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It works by preventing or reducing inflammation in the eye.

How to use FLAREX
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If, after removing the cap, the protective ring is loose, remove it before use.
Adults (including elderly patients) and children (over 7 years of age) The recommended dose is one to two drops in the affected eye (s) – four times a day. Your doctor may decide that you need to increase your dosage for the first 48 hours – up to two drops every two hours.

The duration of treatment is at the discretion of your doctor.
The safety of this medicinal product in children under 7 years has not been established. Use FLAREX only for eye drops.

1. Take the FLAREX bottle and mirror.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Shake the bottle well.
4. Unscrew the cap.
5. Hold the bottle pointing down between your thumb and middle finger
6. Tilt your head back. Open the eyelid with the already cleaned finger so that a pocket is formed between it and the eye.
7. Bring the dropper applicator close to the eye. Use the mirror if this makes it easier for you.
8. Do not touch the eye, eyelid, surrounding area or other surfaces with the tip of the drip applicator. There is a risk of contamination of the drops.
9. Carefully push the base of the upside-down bottle with the index finger to release a single drop of FLAREKS.
10. After inserting FLAREX, release the lower eyelid, close the eye, and gently press the eye into the corner of the nose. This will prevent FLAREX from moving to other parts of the body.
11. If you need to use the drops in both eyes, repeat all steps with the other eye.
12. Put the cap on and close the bottle well after use.
13. Use only one bottle.

If the pebble does not get in the eye, try again.

If you forget to use FLAREX, place the dose when you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, continue on your usual schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If more than the required amount of FLAREX is given, rinse it with lukewarm water from the eye (s). Do not drop further until the next usual dose.

If you use other medicines for the eyes, wait at least five minutes between the medicines. The eye ointment should be applied last.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The following side effects have been observed with FLAREX. Frequency cannot be estimated from the available data:

Effects in the eye: increased intraocular pressure, irritation in the eye, redness of the eye, pain in the eye, blurred vision, unusual sensation in the eye, discomfort in the eyes, increased lacrimation.

General effects: poor taste.

In very rare cases, some patients with severe damage to the transparent layer in the front of the eye (cornea) develop cloud-like spots on the cornea due to calcium build-up during treatment.

5. How to store FLAREX
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and the carton (labeled EXP). The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25 ° C.
Store in a tightly closed container.
The bottle should be discarded 4 weeks after first opening to avoid possible infections and then use a new bottle. Write the date of opening of the designated places on the label and cardboard box.
Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.



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