Buy FML Eye Drops from Canadian & International Pharmacies
FML Eye Drops (Fluorometholone)and/or alternatives
FML 0.1% from $2.50 USD/mlFML 0.1%
Manufactured by: Allergan
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
FML 0.1% is also available from New Zealand, CanadaFML 0.1% from $3.23 USD/mlFML 0.1%
Manufactured by: Allergan
Product of New Zealand. Shipped from New ZealandRxPrescription RequiredFML 0.1% from $4.83 USD/mlFML 0.1%
Manufactured by: Allergan Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Fluorometholone 0.1% from $1.60 USD/mlFluorometholone 0.1%
Generic Alternative to FML Eye Drops
Marketed as Flomon Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: FDC
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
General Information on FML
FML can be used to treat certain conditions of the eye caused due to inflammation or an injury. Its active ingredient is Fluorometholone, and it falls under the group of corticosteroids.
FML is available in the form of an ophthalmic solution which needs to be applied directly into the affected eye. It prevents the release of certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. By doing this, FML relieves the symptoms of an eye condition, including swelling, redness, or itching.
Side effects of FML
Do not buy FML if you have an allergy to it or to any other corticosteroids. Special tests and dosage adjustments may be needed if you have glaucoma, cataracts, severe myopia, or diabetes, or if you recently underwent an eye surgery.
Your vision may become blurred for around 3-5 minutes immediately after applying the eye drops. During this period, you should not drive a vehicle, operate a machine, or do any such activity that calls for clear vision. Otherwise, a serious accident or mishap may take place.
Usually, your doctor will not advise you to wear contact lenses while using FML, but if you cannot do without lenses, you should remove them before applying the eye drops and wait for 15 minutes before putting them back on. This is because the drug may contain preservatives that can damage the surface of your lenses.
Do not buy FML if you are already using any other oral or topical corticosteroid or ophthalmic solution. If your doctor has approved any other ophthalmic solution or ointment to be used along with FML, maintain a gap of 10 to 15 minutes between each dose. If you are using an eye ointment, apply FML before the ointment. If you apply the ointment before FML, the eye drops will not be able to get absorbed by your eyes.
FML patients may commonly experience burning or stinging in the eyes after applying the eye drops. These are temporary side effects of the drug and subside within 3-5 minutes. However, you must inform your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.
Using more FML than required or for a longer period than prescribed can lead to a serious eye condition such as glaucoma or cataract. Inform your doctor immediately if you suffer from pain in the eyes or have problems with vision.
FML may mask signs of a new infection. Therefore, watch out for symptoms like eye discharge, swelling or redness, or severe vision problems. Inform your doctor immediately if no signs of improvement are noticed after using the drug or if you experience headache or severe dizziness during FML treatment.
Dosage of FML
Your doctor will advise you to apply 1-2 drops of FML 2-3 times a day. The duration for which you have to use the drug may range from 2 to 15 days, depending on the severity and type of your eye condition.
Try to apply the eye drops at almost the same time each day.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.