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Revised: 10/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ODOMEL OPHTHALMIC SUSPENSION 0.05%
 Active ingredient:
Fluorometholone
 Dosage form:
white ophthalmic suspension (when shook and mixed)
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses inflammation by inhibiting arachidonic acid production in the inflammation reaction process.
It is usually used for reduction of eye inflammation such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and after eye surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: corneal epithelial abrasion, corneal ulcer, viral conjunctival/corneal disease, or eye disease caused by tuberculosis, fungus or suppuration.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Shake the bottle well each time using the medicine. In general, apply 1 to 2 drops at a time, 3 to 5 times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before using, wash your hands with soap and water. Then shake the bottle well and open the cap. Apply the medicine not to touch the tip of eye dropper to any surface of your eye. After instilling, close your eyes and do not blink for a while. Wipe off any excess liquid with a clean gauze or tissue. If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include stinging and bloodshot eyes. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • (continued use) eye pain, headache, vision disorder [glaucoma]
  • eye pain, tearing, vision disorder [corneal herpes, keratomycosis, pseudomonas infection, penetration of the cornea]
  • (long-term use) vision disorder [posterior subcapsular cataract]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1-30℃), away from direct sunlight.
    Store the bottle in an upright position, as the even distribution of the powder in the medicine may decrease if kept in a horizontal position.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.
  • To avoid improper use and quality loss, do not transfer this solution to any other bottle or container.
  • Do not use any other solution in this bottle.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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