Metalone Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension(Fluorometholone Acetate)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Metalone Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension: Each ml contains Fluorometholone Acetate USP 1mg.

Description

Metalone is a preparation of Fluorometholone Acetate which is a synthetic topical corticosteroid. It is used for ocular inflammation.

Indications

Fluorometholone acetate is indicated for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.

Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of two years have not been established.

Dosage & Administration

Adults: One to two drops instilled into the conjunctival sac two to four times daily. During the initial 24 to 48 hours the dosage may be safely increased to 2 drops every 2 hours.

Side Effects

Glaucoma with optic nerve damage, visual acuity or field defects, cataract formation, secondary ocular infection following suppression of host immunity, perforation of the globe.

Precautions

Shake well before using. If this product is used for 10 days or longer, intraocular pressure should be monitored.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

There is no adequate and well-controlled study of fluorometholone in pregnant women. There is no information available whether it is secreted in the milk or not.

Drug Interaction

No information is available.

Over Dose

No information is available.

Storage

• Store in a cool, dry place and protected from light.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Discard the container 4 weeks after opening.

Commercial Pack

Metalone Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension: Plastic dropper bottle containing 5ml sterile eye drop.