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PRED FORTE 10 MG/0.06 MG DROP

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Composition for PRED FORTE

Prednisolone(10 mg),Benzalkonium Chloride(0.06 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pred forte 10 mg/0.06 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Pred forte 10 mg/0.06 mg drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for PRED FORTE

Prednisolone(10 mg)

Uses

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

How it 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.

Common side effects

Personality changes, Acne, Altered blood lipids, Altered menstrual cycle, Absence of menstrual periods, Behavioual changes, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Delayed wound healing, Dizziness, Eye swelling, Fatigue, Fragile skin, Happiness, Headache, Heartburn, Increased hair growth, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Mood changes, Muscle stiffness, Muscle weakness, Skin redness
Benzalkonium Chloride(0.06 mg)

Uses

Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products.

How it works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.

Common side effects

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting

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Expert advice for PRED FORTE

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for PRED FORTE

Prednisolone

Q.Is prednisolone a steroid, pain-killer, or an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug. However, it is not a pain-killer

Q.Is prednisolone the same as prednisone?
No. Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone. Both of them are corticosteroids used for different indications

Q.Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough or chest infection?
No, prednisolone is not used for whooping cough or chest infection

Q.Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take the drug for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment abruptly or take for a longer period than recommended.

Q.Does prednisolone cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne, or drowsiness?
Yes. Prednisolone may cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne or drowsiness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Benzalkonium Chloride

Q.Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol

Q.Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent

Q.Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses

Q.Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach

Q.Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin

Q.Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)