Apred Drop

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35.25
5 ml in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Apred Drop

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Uses of Apred Drop

Apred Drop is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
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Side effects of Apred Drop

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Apred Drop

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Apred Drop at a fixed time.

How Apred Drop works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body..

In Depth Information on Apred Drop

Expert advice for Apred Drop

  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.Inform your doctor: If you have heart, kidney or liver disease, mental disorders or depression, mania or bi-polar disorder, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience low level of alertness after taking prednisolone. The drug  can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
  • Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using prednisolone.
  • Do not stop using prednisolone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Do not keep the eye drops in freezer.
  • Do not stop using prednisolone eye drops suddenly after long-term use without first talking to your doctor.
  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Apred Drop
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Apred Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Apred Drop is safe to use during lactation. Human studies h
ave shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Apred Drop may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrea
se alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Apred Drop is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Apred Drop is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as careful dose selection and regular monitoring of kidney function tests are advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Apred Drop should be used with caution in patients with live
r disease. Dose adjustment of Apred Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Apred NA Drop

Frequently asked questions for Prednisolone

Apred belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Apred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
It is advisable to take Apred for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.
Apred does not contain penicillin. Apred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Yes, Apred does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Apred is not a pain-killer. Apred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature and can help in the relief of pain associated with inflammation.
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Don’t start or stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, you may need to reduce the dose gradually. Please take Apred or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Yes. Apred is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Apred belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Apred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Apred is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Apred with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Apred and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Apred accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Apred with antibiotics.
Apred can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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