Category: Vision / Eye Health

Fluorometholone Overview

Fluorometholone (INN, BAN, JAN) (brand names Efflumidex, Flucon, FML Forte, FML, others), also known as 6α-methyl-9α-fluoro-11β,17α-dihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, is a synthetic glucocorticoid which is used in the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases.[1][2][3] The C17α acetate ester, fluorometholone acetate (brand name Flarex), is also a glucocorticoid and is used for similar indications.[1]&...

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Generic Flourometholone shortage

I was just wondering if anyone had any information on the current generic FML shortage/unavailability? I can only find info on the ophthalmic ointment, but nothing on the ophthalmic solution. We have been unable to get it here in Tucson for the past 2-3 weeks. No info on when it will be available, or if it will be available. Any information will be useful. I work for an ophthalmologist and we have many patients on a maintenance of FML, if it will be unavailable for a long time we will need to come up with a long term solution. ## For the ointment, the reason is listed as there being a shortage of the raw materials, so if that is specific to the actual drug ingredient, it would only make sense that it would also affect the solution. They do say that it should be resolved by the end of th...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Ointment: 0.1%
  • Suspension: 0.1%, 0.25%
  • Suspension/drops: 0.1%, 0.10%, 0.25%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fluorometholone: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0023-0316 Fml 1 mg/g Ophthalmic Ointment by Allergan, Inc.
  • 11980-211 Fml 1 mg/ml Ophthalmic Suspension/ Drops by Allergan, Inc.
  • 60758-880 Fluorometholone 1 mg/ml Ophthalmic Solution/ Drops by Pacific Pharma, Inc.
  • 70518-1929 Fluorometholone 1 mg/ml Ophthalmic Solution/ Drops by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Fluorometholone or a similar ingredient: (8 results)