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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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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat infections and associated inflammation (eg certain corneal infiltrates) or it can be used to treat inflammation only and prevent a secondary infection (pingueculitis, episcleritis etc). ...Read more

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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usually given for?

What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usually given for?

Eye infection: This is a commonly used combination when infection of the eyes is suspected or infection of the lids (blepharitis) is detected. It is an effective combination, now in less expensive generic formulation, and useful for appropriate cases. Your ophthalmologist can determine if this is likely to help. ...Read more

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I need to know what is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usp?

It is: An antibiotic/steroid combination drop. It should not be used except under the direction of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can prednisolone acetate cause dizzyness?

Can prednisolone acetate cause dizzyness?

Yes it can: While it is not the most common side effect, it certainly cause this. If you notice any other symptoms, please discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prednisolone acetate cure a chalazion?

Help plz! Can prednisolone acetate cure a chalazion?

No effect: It has no effect on a chalazion. Try hot soaks three to four times per day. If this does not work, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the differance between apo prednisone and prednisolone acetate?

What is the differance between apo prednisone and prednisolone acetate?

See below: Apo-prednisone and prednisolone acetate are both in the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The difference between the two is their use and formulation. Prednisolone acetate is used for treating inflammation of the eyes and comes in the form of eye drops. Apo-prednisone works throughout the whole body to treat a variety of inflammatory reactions or diseases and comes in a tablet form. ...Read more

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Does prednisolone acetate eye drops cause weight gain?

Does prednisolone acetate eye drops cause weight gain?

Impossible: The dose is usually too small to affect your metabolism. Do be aware of the fact that long term use of Prednisolone eye drop may lead to glaucoma, cataracts,and even more seriously herpes simplex infection of the eye leading to blindness. Be sure that you are not using it for more than a few days without your eye doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can you use prednisolone acetate 1% to get rid of a stye in your eye ?

Not advisible: A stye is an infection. Prednisolone could potentially make the infection worse as it reduces your body's ability to fight infection. Hot compresses are the best treatment for a stye. Better still, see your eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have myopia and I am currently on steroid eye drops (prednisolone acetate 1%). My vision has become worse. Could it be because of the eyedrops?

I have myopia and I am currently on steroid eye drops (prednisolone acetate 1%). My vision has become worse. Could it be because of the eyedrops?

Depends: Steroid eye drops if taken for weeks can cause cataract and glaucoma. They are usually not a problem for a short term treatment for a number of eye problems. I would consult your eye doctor for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for megestrol acetate mixed suspension to be used in the treatment of anorexia?

Is it possible for megestrol acetate mixed suspension to be used in the treatment of anorexia?

Yes.: Anorexia- loss of appetite. Yes. Anorexia Nervosa is eating disorder and requires a comprehensive treatment with a psychiatrists and other doctors- really serious life threatening condition. Doctor might prescribe it, but it doesn't work by itself for it. ...Read more

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How does prednisolone 30mg a day affect you?

How does prednisolone 30mg a day affect you?

Powerful hormone: Side effects from steroids are mostly related to the duration of treatment although the amount is also important. 30mg a day is a good amount. With long term use you'd be likely to see thin bones, thin skin, fragile blood vessels (easy bruising), weight gain, increased risk for diabetes mellitus, heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Why can't people stay on prednisolone for ever?

Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the adrenal gland stops producing it, as it does in addison's disease, the patient must take something similar. For normal people, steroids have adverse effects, so it is best to take them for short periods. Longer use can turn off adrenal production too. ...Read more

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Is 10mg prednisolone too much to take at one time?

Is 10mg prednisolone too much to take at one time?

Probably not: Prednisolone is a liquid form of prednisone. The typical dose is 2 mg/kg per day. Since a kg is 2.2 pounds, a 10 mg dose should be appropriate for most patients. ...Read more

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Prelone (Definition)

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