Last update Jan. 15, 2019


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Glucocorticoid medication with topical opthalmic or dermatological use and with anti-inflammatory action, used in the form of 0.1% drops or ophthalmic ointment, or dermatological cream.
Indicated in cutaneous inflammation of the conjunctiva, the cornea and the anterior segment of the eye.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

The small dose and low plasma absorption of most topical ophthalmological or dermatological preparations make it unlikely that significant amounts will transfer into breastmilk and for this reason it is considered to be compatible with breastfeeding (Briggs 2017).

In ophthalmic applications, it is possible to further decrease its absorption by pressing on the tear duct in the inner corner of the eye for 1 minute (IQB 2014).


We do not have alternatives for Fluorometholone since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Fluorometholone in other languages or writings:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 377 daltons


  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Towers CV, Forinash AB. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk. Wolters Kluwer Health. Tenth edition (acces on line) 2015
  2. Allergan. Fluorometholone. Drug Summary. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  3. IQB. Fluorometolona. Ficha técnica. 2014 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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