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Pred Forte Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Econopred Plus, Omnipred, Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Prednisol
Generic Name: prednisolone ophthalmic (Pronunciation: pred NIS oh lone)
- What is prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- What are the possible side effects of prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- What is the most important information I should know about prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- How should I use prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pred Forte)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pred Forte)?
- What should I avoid while using prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- What other drugs will affect prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
Prednisolone is a steroid medicine. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Prednisolone ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat eye swelling caused by allergy, infection, injury, surgery, or other conditions.
Prednisolone ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Ophth-FAL
Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate 1%-BAU
What are the possible side effects of prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
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 crusting of your eyes.
Less serious side effects may include:
- temporary cloudy vision;
- increased sensitivity to light; or
- mild stinging, burning, itching, or irritation in your eyes.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about prednisolone ophthalmic (Pred Forte)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to prednisolone or other steroids, or if you have certain types of infection (viral, fungal, or bacterial) that can affect your eyes.
Before using prednisolone ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, herpes, or if you have recently had cataract surgery.
Do not use prednisolone ophthalmic while you are wearing contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause discoloration. Wait at least 15 minutes after using prednisolone before putting your contact lenses in.
Shake the eye drops gently before each use.
Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
If you still have pain or swelling after 2 days of treatment, stop using this medication and call your doctor. Do not stop using prednisolone ophthalmic suddenly after long-term use without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Additional Pred Forte Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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