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I took this drug in combination with Zmyar. I used it 4 times daily for 8 days. It was effective in helping to relieve the infection. That was 30 days ago. Today, October 4th, I had a tooth break off with no provacation. This was on the same side of my mouth that the eye infection was. The reason I am even mentioning this is that I have a sister that had a serious eye infection 2 yrs ago, an...

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Gerri55455 | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
8/12/2014
Condition: Inflammation of the Eye
Overall rating 3.0
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Used this 3 times: (i) in Jan/Feb 2011 used it for 2 wks/q.i.d followed by 2wks/b.i.d. Did not feel much improvement; (ii) in May 2013 used it for 2 wks/b.i.d followed by 2wks/q.d. I was also using Restasis. The side effects from both medications were fierce. But I persevered and my eyes felt great at the end of 4 weeks; (iii) in July 2013, I used it for four days/b.i.d but could no longer stand the side effects. I tapered off using it another 3 days/q.d. This is when my problems began. Trying to understand why all the burning, stinging and watering wouldn't stop even after discontinuing treatment, I re-read the package insert several times and my attention was caught by: "The dosing of FML® suspension may be reduced, but care should be taken not to discontinue therapy prematurely." The injunction "not to discontinue therapy prematurely" is repeated several times in the package insert and also on the package itself. I had not be warned that this medication can cause terrible side effects if you stop treatment prematurely. I wish I had. I am very sorry I never got this useful information before beginning this treatment. It has ruined my life. Please be warned: care should be taken not to discontinue therapy prematurely (and I am not talking of discontinuing abruptly or suddenly). I am talking of discontinuing before the end of the 4 weeks. The only time I did not use it for 4 weeks, I have lived to regret it.

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ann | 65-74 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
10/4/2008
Condition: Inflammation of the Eye
Overall rating 4.7
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I took this drug in combination with Zmyar. I used it 4 times daily for 8 days. It was effective in helping to relieve the infection. That was 30 days ago. Today, October 4th, I had a tooth break off with no provacation. This was on the same side of my mouth that the eye infection was. The reason I am even mentioning this is that I have a sister that had a serious eye infection 2 yrs ago, and used the same drugs. In a matter of 1 year, several of her teeth broken off, and it finally got to the point where fillings would not hold. She is just 60 years old and finally had to have her top teeth all pulled and replace with a false plate. She remembers the bad taste in her mouth when using the drug, but didn't think that it would have any effect on her teeth, but she definitely believes there is a correlation between the drug and her brittle teeth on that side of her mouth. She informed her doctor regarding this happening and he dismissed it. Now that I have a tooth the broke off with no reason, (I was drinking some warm coffee), it seems like too much of a coincidence to me. I wondered if anyone else who used this drug and any similiar experiences.

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