Omnipred vs. Celestone

Are Omnipred and Celestone the Same Thing?

Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) Ophthalmic Suspension and Celestone (betamethasone) are corticosteroids used to treat inflammation from different causes.

Omnipred is used to treat inflammation caused by allergies, eye infections, or any general irritation to the eye.

Celestone is used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders and more.

Side effects of Omnipred and Celestone that are similar include delayed wound healing.

Side effects of Omnipred that are different from Celestone 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, and cataracts.

Side effects of Celestone that are different from Omnipred include sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes, acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration, skin problems, increased sweating, headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, nausea, stomach pain, bloating, and changes in shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

Omnipred may interact with other drugs.

Celestone may also interact with seizure medicines, aminoglutethimide, amphotericin-B, diuretics, macrolide antibiotics, anticholinesterases, blood thinners, antidiabetics and insulin, antitubercular drugs, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, digitalis glycosides, estrogen and oral contraceptives, barbiturates, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, ketoconazole, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and some vaccines.

What Are Possible 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

What Are Possible Side Effects of Celestone?

Common side effects of Celestone include:

  • sleep problems (insomnia)
  • mood changes
  • acne
  • dry skin
  • thinning skin
  • bruising or discoloration
  • skin problems
  • slow wound healing
  • increased sweating
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • spinning sensation
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • bloating
  • changes in shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist)

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 Is Celestone?

Celestone (betamethasone) is corticosteroid used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders and more. Celestone is available in generic form.

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What Drugs 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. 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.

What Drugs Interact With Celestone?

Tell your doctor if you are taking medications such as aspirin, diuretics blood thinners, seizure medicine or insulin as these and other medications can interact with betamethasone. Betamethasone and other steroid medication can weaken your immune system. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided.

How Should Omnipred Be Taken?

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

How Should Celestone Be Taken?

Dosage of betamethasone may vary from 0.6 mg to 7.2 mg per day depending on the condition being treated.

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References


Novartis. Omnipred Product Information.

https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/omnipred.pdf

DailyMed. Celestone Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=7b1100ef-b9b5-5802-e053-2991aa0a536a

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