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Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicine called steroids. It is used for the treatment of redness and swelling in the eyes caused by infection or allergy. It provides relief from redness, itchiness and soreness by stopping the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Never use Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it and shake the bottle well before each use. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor. Stopping the medication before time may allow the bacteria to continue their growth, which may result in return of the infection.

The most common side effects of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop are burning sensation, irritation, or blur the vision temporarily. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear.

Uses of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

  • Redness and swelling in the eye

Side effects of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prednisolone Acetate

  • Burning sensation
  • Eye irritation
  • Watery eyes

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.

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

How Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop works

Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop
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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Prednisolone Acetate 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 Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Prednisolone Acetate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Colsprin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Prednisolone Acetate an anti-inflammatory drug?

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.

Q. How long can I take Prednisolone Acetate for?

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.

Q. Does Prednisolone Acetate contain penicillin?

Prednisolone Acetate does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone Acetate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

Q. Does Prednisolone Acetate expire?

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.

Q. Is Prednisolone Acetate a pain-killer?

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.

Q. Is Prednisolone Acetate safe?

Yes. Prednisolone Acetate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. Is Prednisolone Acetate an immunosuppressant?

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.

Q. Is Prednisolone Acetate a glucocorticoid?

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.

Q. Can I take Prednisolone Acetate with paracetamol?

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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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 1146.
  2. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-98. [Accessed 03 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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