Medicine Overview of Catapred Eye Drop
Catapred Eye Drop is used in the treatment of redness and swelling in the eye.
Side Effects of Catapred are Eye irritation, Watery eyes, Burning sensation.
This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.
Catapred Eye Drop is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.
In Depth Information on Catapred Eye Drop
- Your doctor has prescribed Catapred Eye Drop to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye.
- Do not use Catapred Eye Drop for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
- Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
- Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
- Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
- Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
- If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
- Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
- Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Catapred Eye Drop. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
- Do not stop taking Catapred Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
Catapred Eye Drop related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Catapred Eye 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.
Catapred Eye Drop is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Catapred Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
Frequently asked questions about Catapred Eye Drop
Q. Is Catapred an anti-inflammatory drug?
Catapred belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Catapred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. How long can I take Catapred for?
It is advisable to take Catapred for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does Catapred contain penicillin?
Catapred does not contain penicillin. Catapred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Yes, Catapred does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Is Catapred a pain-killer?
Catapred is not a pain-killer. Catapred 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.
Yes. Catapred is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Catapred an immunosuppressant?
Catapred belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Catapred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. Is Catapred a glucocorticoid?
Catapred is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Catapred with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Catapred and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Catapred accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Catapred with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Catapred with paracetamol?
Catapred 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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Catapred with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun
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Medicines with composition Gliclazide: Diabic
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
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