What is Flarex?Flarex is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye, including the conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the eye.
What is the most important information I should know about Flarex?Flarex is not intended for injection. Using this medication to treat herpes simplex infection requires great caution. Prolonged use of Flarex may result in the glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve, defect in visual acuity and visual field, cataract formation, and secondary eye infections. Severe infections of the eye may be masked or exacerbated by steroid medications such as Flarex.
Who should not take Flarex?You should not take Flarex if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Flarex?Tell your doctor about all the prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medication you are taking before starting Flarex. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The usual dosage is 1 to 2 drops instilled into the conjunctival sac (between the bottom eyelid and the eyeball) 4 times daily. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosage may be safely increased to 2 drops every 2 hours.
How should I take Flarex?Shake well before use. Pull down your bottom eyelid and instill the drops as directed by your doctor. Do not administer while wearing contact lenses.
What should I avoid while taking Flarex?Do not touch the dropper tip to any surface including your eye tissue, since this may allow bacteria to contaminate the applicator.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Flarex?If Flarex is taken with certain drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Flarex with other medication.
What are the possible side effects of Flarex?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: glaucoma with optic nerve damage, vision problems, cataract formation, secondary eye infection, eye perforation
Can I receive Flarex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Flarex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Flarex?Ask your doctor what to do if you miss a dose. Never take 2 doses at once unless instructed to do so by your doctor.
How should I store Flarex?Store at room temperature. Protect from freezing.