A 25-year-old female asked:

Does taking prednisone eye drops have the same side effects like po prednisone? (weight gain, blood sugar increase, insomnia, and irritability.)

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Richardson
Sleep Medicine 40 years experience
Not likely: Normal eyedrop doses would result in vanishingly small doses of prednisone absorbed into the blood stream. They are not the source of the side effects you describe.
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