Pred Forte Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 7/19/2022
Pred Forte Side Effects Center

What Is Pred Forte?

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.

What Are Side Effects of Pred Forte?

Side effects of Pred Forte are uncommon and may include:

  • stinging/burning/itching/irritation of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when you apply this medication,
  • temporary cloudy vision,
  • increased sensitivity to light,
  • visual disturbance (blurry vision),
  • feeling like something is in your eye, and
  • allergic reactions.

Tell your doctor if you have rare but serious side effects of Pred Forte including:

  • pain behind your eyes,
  • sudden vision changes,
  • severe headache,
  • sudden eye irritation,
  • blurred vision,
  • tunnel vision,
  • eye pain,
  • seeing halos around lights, or
  • signs of new eye infection (such as swelling, draining, or crusting of your eyes).

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Pred Forte

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Pred Forte?

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.

Pred Forte During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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 breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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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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.

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SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions have been identified during use of PRED FORTE®. Because reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Adverse reactions include elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.

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 steroids. The possibility of fungal invasion should be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where steroid treatment has been used (see PRECAUTIONS).

Other adverse reactions reported with the use of prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension include: allergic reactions; dysgeusia; foreign body sensation; headache; pruritus; rash; transient burning and stinging upon instillation and other minor symptoms of ocular irritation; urticaria; and visual disturbance (blurry vision).

Keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation and ptosis have occasionally been reported following local use of corticosteroids. Corticosteroid-containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis and perforation of the globe.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pred Forte (Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension)

© Pred Forte Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Pred Forte Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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