Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 3/22/2022
Omnipred Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Omnipred?

Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) Ophthalmic Suspension is an adrenocortical steroid is used to treat inflammation caused by allergies, eye infections, or any general irritation to the eye.

What Are Side Effects of Omnipred?

Common side effects of Omnipred include:

  • temporary cloudy vision,
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light,
  • stinging/burning/itching/irritation in your eyes,
  • increased pressure in the eyes,
  • glaucoma,
  • optic nerve damage,
  • cataracts, and
  • delayed wound healing
    • Dosage for Omnipred

      The recommended dosage of Omnipred is two drops in the eyes four times per day.

      What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Omnipred?

      Other drugs may interact with Omnipred. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not stop using Omnipred suddenly. Avoid touching the bottle tip to eyelids or to any other surface. Use of the bottle by more than one person may spread the infection.

      Omnipred During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

      If you are pregnant only use Omnipred if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Do not use Omnipred if you are breastfeeding.

      Additional Information

      Our Omnipred (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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • small white or yellow patches on the surface of your eye;
  • pain behind your eyes; or
  • signs of eye infection--swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild stinging, burning, or irritation in your eyes.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Omnipred (Prednisolone Acetate)


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Adverse reactions include, in decreasing order of frequency, elevation of IOP with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.

Although systemic effects are extremely uncommon, there have been rare occurrences of systemic hypercorticoidism after use of topical steroids.

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) has occurred. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroid. The possibility of fungal invasion should be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where steroid treatment has been used (see WARNINGS).

The following additional adverse reactions have been reported with prednisolone use: Cushing’s syndrome and adrenal suppression may occur after very frequent use of ophthalmic prednisolone, particularly in very young children.


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