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Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop

Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories
Medicine composition: Prednisolone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is known to be a corticosteroid that helps to prevent the release of some substances in the body that lead to inflammation. The drug helps in the treatment of a number of conditions like skin problems, arthritis, breathing disorders, psoriasis, lupus and allergic reactions.

Before starting the steroid it is important that you are aware of generic information about it. For instance, Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop should not be taken if you are allergic to it or any component it has. Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop should also not be taken if you have a fungal infection.

The doctor should be aware of your medical history, including any allergies or health issues that you suffer from. Let your doctor know if you have cirrhosis, diabetes, thyroid issues, kidney disease, depression, hypertension, heart problems or muscle disorders. The doctor will then determine if Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is safe for your body and will prescribe a calculated dose. Although it has not been established if the steroid harms an unborn child, doctors do not generally recommend Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop to pregnant women or even mothers who are breast feeding.

Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop should be taken as per instructions on the prescription. Do not take a lower or higher dose without consulting your doctor. Initially the doctor may start the drug with a low dosage and then prescribe higher doses depending on your health and your body’s reaction to the drug. The drug is available in the form of oral suspension as well as tablets. When taking the liquid form of Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop shake the bottle well before measuring the required dose. Tablets should be stored in blister packs, and should be handled with dry hands. Do not chew the tablet, place it in your mouth and let it dissolve. You can have water to effectively swallow the drug. In case you need to stop the drug, do it gradually, suddenly discontinuing Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop can lead to problems.

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 Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Gouty arthritis

Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used in the treatment of gouty arthritis which is a type of joint inflammation. Severe pain, redness are few symptoms of gouty arthritis.
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is a type of skin disease. Itchy or sore patches and red skin are few symptoms of psoriasis.
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome which is a type of kidney disease. Swelling of face, skin rash are few symptoms of nephrotic syndrome.
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints are few symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used in the treatment of asthma which is an inflammation of the airways. Wheezing, cough, difficulty in breathing are few symptoms of asthma.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop or any other glucocorticoids.

Systemic infections

Avoid if you have any fungal or eye infections.
In addition to its intended effect, Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Aggression or anger

Major Common

Blurred vision

Major Common

Decreased urine output

Major Common

Dizziness

Major Common

Headache

Major Common

Weight gain

Major Common

Fast heartbeat

Major Common

Increased appetite

Minor Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 8 to 9 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine is observed within 5 minutes after an intravenous dose and 1 hour after an oral dose.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if clearly needed and if no other safer alternative is available.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. Use this medicine only if clearly needed when no other safer alternative is available.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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United States

Japan

Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop belongs to Glucocorticoids. It works by binding to the receptor and inhibits the release of inflammatory substances thus helps in the treatment of inflammation or allergic disorders.
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 Disease

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Major
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used with caution in the patients with gastrointestinal diseases. The risk of bleeding is more when taken for a long duration of time. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

Moderate
Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is used with caution in the patients with diabetes as it increases the blood glucose levels. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. A suitable antidiabetic agent should be prescribed based on the clinical condition.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will increase the concentration of Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider an alternative medicine or dose adjustments after consulting your doctor.

Azole antifungal agents

Moderate
Use of ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided as these medicines may increase the concentration of Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop in the body which may cause swelling, high blood glucose, weight gain, and growth abnormalities in the children. Dose adjustments or an alternative medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Antihypertensives

Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will decrease the concentration of Antihypertensives. This interaction is more likely to occur if Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop is taken for more than a week. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider an alternative medicine or dose adjustments after consulting your doctor.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.

Fluoroquinolone

Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have a problem of uvetis in my left eye since 2008. After use of prednisolone already cataract devloped anf operated but still vision is only 50%. Every time doctor prescribed omnacortil tab and prednisolone eye drop. But now irritation anf redness in eye is a daily matter. Is there any alternate method or latest medical care?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Looks like you have a recurrent uveitis for the last 7 years. A thourough systemic workup is a must for a confirmed diagnosis. If vision is so much affected and not responding to treatment then nowadays some patients are being given immuno-suppres...

I am a patient of craniopharyngioma. I want to know which tablet is more effective whether prednisolone or hydrocortisone.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
None of them... They will just Mask the symptoms.. they are steroids... Better take Homoeopathic treatment..

What is the best treatment for acne caused by prednisolone, can I follow homeopathic treatment while taking prednisolone? I had renal transplant and must be using prednisolone.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
What is the best treatment for acne caused by prednisolone, can I follow homeopathic treatment while taking prednisol...
You can't use tablets for cure you can use only topical creams and face washes for how many days you have to use prednisolone till that time you have to use.

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