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What is prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP used for?

What is prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP used for?

Eye infammation: Can be used in treatment corneal injuries from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies. Also used in treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye as allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more


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Does pred forte cause weight gain?

Does pred forte cause weight gain?

It is an eye drop: No it will not cause weight gain as it is an eye drops or ophthalmic ointment and if used as directed is not absorped in significant amount.But if Prednisolone is used orally for significant period of time, than only it will cause weight gain. ...Read more

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I've been taking pred forte 4 times a day for only 3 days. Is it safe to discontinue now, or do I need to wean off, and at what rate?

I've been taking pred forte 4 times a day for only 3 days. Is it safe to discontinue now, or do I need to wean off, and at what rate?

Depends: This question is difficult to respond to as it depends on the condition that the pred forte is being used to treat. If it was for a mild inflammation that is fully resolved then it can be stopped suddenly after only 3 days but if it is for a serious condition causing inflammation, stopping suddenly may cause an exacerbation of the inflammation. ...Read more

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For 7 years im taking brimonidine opthamolic and pred-forte for uveitis. How long can i take these without risks? I just received a warning on brimon.

Ask your doctor: this is an important question about a specialized problem. Your ophthalmologist is the best person to answer this question. You should not stop the medicines without his or her advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have developed glaucoma from using pred forte. If i stop using pred forte will the glaucoma go away?

What to do if I have developed glaucoma from using pred forte. If i stop using pred forte will the glaucoma go away?

Depends : Pred forte is a steroid and steroids are known to potentially cause elevation in eye pressure. If the Pred forte is stopped it's effects will likely wear off and typically the eye pressure does come down. However if enough damage has been done to the optic nerve while you're eye pressure was elevated, there's a chance that you may still need additional treatment to control the glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read more

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When can I take pred forte after an excell shunt is inplanted in my eye?

When can I take pred forte after an excell shunt is inplanted in my eye?

Ask your eye doctor: You must ask the eye doctor who did your surgery before taking any eye drop medications. ...Read more

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What are Pred forte eye drop side effect?

What are Pred forte eye drop side effect?

Increased intraocula: r pressure is a side effect ,and why they are not given long term. So work with your eye doctor about this if you're using it. ...Read more

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My 1 eye is more blurred after using drops for eye inflamatin. Is it normal? Eye inflammation cause permanent blurry. I used every hour pred forte.

My 1 eye is  more blurred after using drops for eye inflamatin. Is it normal? Eye inflammation cause permanent blurry. I used every hour pred forte.

Blurry from inflam?: The inflammation can cause permanent blur due to swelling in the retina or cataract. Long-term use of steroid drops can also cause cataract. You should ask your eye doctor to clarify why you have decreased vision, and if it can be improved. ...Read more

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Do pred forte cause eye dilation?

Do pred forte cause eye dilation?

NO: No, Pred Forte is a steroid and does not cause dilation. You may have other drops that possibly you touched with your hand and then your eye that could cause it to dialte with the smallest amount of contact (not putting a drop in the eye directly). Or the condition you are using the Pred Forte for is causing the eye to appear dilated (or the adjacent eye to be smaller, making the eye other eye). ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Prelone (Definition)

Prelone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more