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Pred Forte Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) is a steroid medicine used to treat eye swelling caused by allergy, infection, injury, surgery, or other conditions. Pred Forte is available in generic form. Rarely, side effects of Pred Forte may include stinging/burning/itching/irritation of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when you apply this medication, temporary cloudy vision, or increased sensitivity to light.
The dosage and length of treatment with Pred Forte is based on the patient's medical condition and response to treatment. The usual dose is to instill one to two drops into the conjunctival sac two to four times daily. It is unlikely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Pred Forte used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy, Pred Forte should be used only when prescribed. It is not known if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Pred Forte in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 entire detailed patient monograph for Pred Forte (Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension)
What is Prescribing information?
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Pred Forte FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Adverse reactions include, in decreasing order of frequency, elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.
Corticosteroid-containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis and perforation of the globe. Keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation and ptosis have occasionally been reported following local use of corticosteroids.
The development of secondary ocular infection (bacterial, fungal, and viral) have occurred. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroids. The possibility of fungal invasion should be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where steroid treatment has been used (see WARNINGS).
Transient burning and stinging upon instillation and other minor symptoms of ocular irritation have been reported with the use of PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) suspension. Other adverse events reported with the use of PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) suspension include: visual disturbance (blurry vision); foreign body sensation; and allergic reactions.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pred Forte (Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension)
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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