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(prednisolone acetate) Ophthalmic Suspension
Omnipred (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) is an adrenocortical steroid product prepared as sterile ophthalmic suspension. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure:
Established name: Prednisolone Acetate
Chemical name: Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,21-(acetyloxy)-11,17-dihydroxy-,(11β)-.
Each mL contains: Active: prednisolone acetate 1.0%. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Vehicle: hypromellose. Inactives: dibasic sodium phosphate, polysorbate 80, edetate disodium, glycerin, citric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH), purified water.
What are the possible side effects of prednisolone ophthalmic (Econopred Plus, Omnipred, Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Prednisol)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes, severe headache;
- sudden eye irritation;
- blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or
- signs of new eye infection, such as swelling, draining, or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/31/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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