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Optipred Drop

Manufacturer: Calix Health Care
Medicine composition: Difluprednate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Optipred Drop belongs to the steroid type of drugs. It is mainly used to treat eye problems, especially inflammations and infections. It is mostly used after a major eye surgery. The drug can be prescribed to treat painful anterior uveitis, which is a type of inflammation affecting the front part of the eyes. Never use this medication or any other ophthalmic drug while wearing your contact lenses. The dosage of the medication is to be determined by your doctor depending upon the intensity of your infecting and other related medical conditions. The drug is contraindicated in patients who has not yet gone for treatment of their cataract or glaucoma or are suffering from any other kind of infections such as herpes or chicken pox.

The known side effects of this drug include blurring of the vision, irritation or redness of the eyes including itching. You might experience severe or persistent headaches, dizziness, slowing of the healing after the eye surgery, changes in vision, seeing rainbow colours around lights, changed appearances or colour around your iris, the behind of the eyes feel painful or there may be flare up of new infections in or around the eyes. It is recommended to avoid driving after application of this medicine.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.

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  • Increased glucose level in blood

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  • Increased risk of infection.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Optipred drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Difluprednate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Optipred Drop is a drug in treating pain and inflammation due to ocular surgery. It is an anti-inflammatory steroidal drug that induces phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins which are responsible for controlling leukotrienes and prostaglandins biosynthesis. This inhibitory effect is imposed by preventing the release of arachidonic acid from the proteins.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Onabet Powder

    Zathrin Redimix Suspension

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