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Generic Name: FML Neo Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate) used for?

FML Neo is an eye drop, which is commonly used for the treatment of infectious conjunctivitis due to organism sensitive to neomycin.

FML Neo may be used for the treatment of anterior segment inflammatory disorders complicated by bacteria sensitive to neomycin.

How should I take FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

Wash your hands before using the eye drops. Shake the bottle before use.

Continue using the drops for as long as your doctor has advised. However, corticosteroid eye drops should not be used for longer than one week unless you are being regularly monitored by your doctor with the regular check.

Remove contact lenses before using eye drops and do not put your lenses back after using the drops 15 minutes.

Remember not to touch the dropper tip to any surface, or to your eyes, in order to avoid contaminating the eye drops with germs that could cause eye infections.

How do I store FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

FML Neo is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store FML Neo in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of FML Neo that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush FML Neo down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredients of this drug.
  • You have fungal, bacterial or viral infections of the eye.
  • You have an undiagnosed red eye.
  • Your child is younger than 2 years old.
  • You have histories of herpes simplex keratitis. This is because using topical steroids may increase intraocular pressure. With prolonged use of FML Neo the intraocular pressure and lens should be examined periodically.

If you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and consult your doctor.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using FML Neo during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking FML Neo.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

These side effects are possible but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Mild stinging
  • Burning
  • Irritation in the eye
  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Damage to ear
  • Sensitivity to the light

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

FML Neo may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

FML Neo may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate)?

FML Neo may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate).

What is the dose of FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate) for an adult?

The recommended dose is 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac two to four times daily.

During the initial 24-48 hours, the dosage may be safely increased to 1 drop every hour. Care should be taken not to discontinue treatment prematurely.

What is the dose of FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is FML Neo (fluorometholone, neomycin sulphate) available?

FML Neo is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • FML Neo eye drops 5ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of FML Neo, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: March 19, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019