How it works
FML Forte contains corticosteroids that help reduce the release of certain chemicals that cause inflammation and energy.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Please read the instructions carefully regarding administering the medication especially if you are using it for the first time.
If you have been prescribed other similar medications, then please wait for some time between the two.
It may be used with or without food.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do I store FML Forte
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
You must immediately contact an emergency poison control center if you suspect an overdose.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication..
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
To be avoided
You must avoid using FML Forte if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or
• If you have conditions like a viral infection of the eye (e.g., herpes), a fungal or tuberculosis infection of the eye, certain untreated eye infections (e.g., infections producing pus or discharge), or vaccinia or chickenpox infection.
FML Forte is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Elderly people are more likely to experience side effects while using the drug. If the side effects are bothersome, then seek medical help.
FML Forte must not be used in children as it is unsure whether FML Forte is safe in children below 2 years of age.
Information for Pregnant Women
Discuss with your healthcare provider about the potential risk that it may pose to your baby before using the drug. Some medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.