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Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Prednisolone Optho 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 Optho 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 the return of the infection.

The most common side effects of Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop are burning sensation, irritation, watery eye, 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 Optho Eye Drop

  • Redness and swelling in the eye

Side effects of Prednisolone Optho 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 Optho

  • Burning sensation
  • Eye irritation
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision

How to use Prednisolone Optho 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 Optho Eye Drop works

Prednisolone Optho 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 Optho 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 Optho 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 Optho 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

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Prednisolone Optho 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, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Madras eye symptoms & treatment?
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Redness, swelling pain and wateringAntibiotics along with lubricant eye drops given
I'm having slight redness of eyes, slight heaviness & what we call in hindi aankh fadkana since 15 days!!
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ok take Becosule or cobadex twice daily for 7 daysfor redness in eye zymar 0.3% eye drop 4-6 time daily 3 drops in both eye
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FAQs

Q. What is Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop? What is it used for?

Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to relieve swelling, itchiness and redness of the eyes that may be caused due to infection.

Q. Is Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop effective?

Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop?

No, you should not stop using Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. Your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Still, it is advised to complete the full course of treatment. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your symptoms and your infection may return. It could also allow the spread of the infection and hence prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions should the use of Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop be avoided?

Use of Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop?

Keep Prednisolone Optho Eye Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.
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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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