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Pred Forte

PRED FORTE®
(prednisolone acetate) Ophthalmic Suspension, USP 1% Sterile

DRUG DESCRIPTION

PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension, USP) 1% is a topical anti-inflammatory agent for ophthalmic use.

Structural Formula:

PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate) structural formula illustration

Chemical Name:

1113,17, 21-Trihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3, 20-dione 21-acetate

Contains: Active: prednisolone acetate (microfine suspension) 1.0% Preservative: benzalkonium chloride. Inactives: boric acid; edetate disodium; hypromellose; polysorbate 80; purified water; sodium bisulfite; sodium chloride; and sodium citrate. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 5.0 - 6.0.

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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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