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Composition for OPTIPRED

Difluprednate(0.05% w/v)

food interaction for OPTIPRED

alcohol interaction for OPTIPRED

pregnancy interaction for OPTIPRED

lactation interaction for OPTIPRED

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Optipred drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Optipred drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Difluprednate(0.05% w/v)


Optipred drop is used to treat pain and swelling of the eyes post surgery or post infection.

How it works

Optipred drop belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Eye redness, Eye swelling, Headache, Vision disorder


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Expert advice for OPTIPRED

  • Inform your doctor if you have or had raised eyeball pressure with or without compromised vision (glaucoma), viral infection in the eye, herpes, etc.
  • If you are using another eye drop along with difluprednate, maintain a time gap of 10 minutes between the application.
  • Do not use difluprednate eye drops while wearing contact lenses.
  • Do not suddenly stop difluprednate administration on your own, without consulting your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if your symptoms does not improve after 2 days of difluprednate treatment.
  • You may undergo eye check up on a regular basis to ensure this medication is not causing any harmful effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as difluprednate may impact normal vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for OPTIPRED


Q. What is difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion?
It is a solution in an emulsion form used to treat post-operative and post-infectious swelling and pain of the eyes.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)