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Indications

Prednisolone eye drops is indicated for the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.

Pharmacology

Prednisolone decreases inflammation by inhibition of migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversal of increased capillary permeability. It suppresses the immune system by reducing the activity and production of the lymphocytes and eosinophils.

Dosage & Administration

Adult: Instill one drop into the conjunctival sac two to four times daily. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosing frequency may be increased if necessary. Care should be taken not to discontinue the therapy before completing the course. 

Paediatric: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Interaction

No significant drug interactions have been reported.

Contraindications

Prednisolone Acetate is contraindicated in viral diseases of the cornea, conjunctiva and known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this preparation or other corticosteroids.

Side Effects

Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation and delayed wound healing.  Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly may develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroid.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Prednisolone Acetate is pregnancy category C. So, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids would result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Prednisolone Acetate is administered to a nursing woman.

Precautions & Warnings

Shake the bottle well before use. Prolonged use of corticosteroids may result in damage to the optic nerve and defects in vision. If this product is used for longer period of time, intraocular pressure should be routinely monitored.

Overdose Effects

A one-time accidental overdose of Prednisolone Ophthalmic Suspension generally will not cause acute problems. Long time overdose may show general side-effects. In accidental overdose sufficient water should be taken to dilute the medication.

Therapeutic Class

Glucocorticoids

Storage Conditions

Store in a cool, dry place and protect from light. Keep out of the reach of children. Protect from freezing.  Shake well before using.