Metholone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used to treat redness and swelling in the eyes that may be due to infection or allergy.... View More
Uses of Metholone
Side effects of Metholone
How to use Metholone
This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the ... View More
How Metholone works
Metholone is a steroid. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness and swelling in the eye.
Allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eye
Adults: Instill 1-2 drops into conjunctival sac 2-3 times daily. Dose may be increased to 1 drop hourly during first 24-48 hr.
Children (above 2 years of age): Instill 1-2 drops into conjunctival sac 2-3 times daily. Dose may be increased to 1 drop hourly during first 24-48 h... View More
Viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), Vaccinia and Varicella, mycobacterial... View More
Mode of Action
Fluorometholone suppresses the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversal of increased capillary permeability thus decreasing inflammation.
Glaucoma (check intraocular pressure periodically), history of herpes simplex fungal or bacterial infections. Not to be used in mustard gas keratitis an... View More
Mild burning sensation, reversible increase in intra ocular pressure (IOP), reactive hyperemia/rebound effect, cataract & corneal defects, glaucoma, sys... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: C Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; not recommended
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