Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop

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Composition for Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop

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Medicine Overview of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

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Uses of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye 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 Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

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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 Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Prednisolone Acetate Eye 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 Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

Expert advice for Prednisolone Acetate Eye 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 Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prednisolone Acetate 1% 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop is safe to use during lacta
tion. 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.
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Driving
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy, sl
eepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
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Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease as the dose selection needs to be done very carefully.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Prednisolone Acetate 1% Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions for Prednisolone

Prednisolone acetate belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Prednisolone acetate is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
It is advisable to take Prednisolone acetate for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.
Prednisolone acetate does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone acetate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Yes, Prednisolone acetate does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Prednisolone acetate is not a pain-killer. Prednisolone acetate 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 Prednisolone acetate or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Yes. Prednisolone acetate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Prednisolone acetate belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Prednisolone acetate is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Prednisolone acetate is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Prednisolone acetate with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Prednisolone acetate and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Prednisolone acetate accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Prednisolone acetate with antibiotics.
Prednisolone acetate 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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