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prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP

Manufacturer: Sandoz Inc.
Medicine composition: Prednisolone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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 ophthalmic suspension USP should not be taken if you are allergic to it or any component it has. prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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 ophthalmic suspension USP 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 ophthalmic suspension USP to pregnant women or even mothers who are breast feeding.

prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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 ophthalmic suspension USP 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 ophthalmic suspension USP can lead to problems.

  • Gouty Arthritis

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP is used in the treatment of gouty arthritis which is a type of joint inflammation. Severe pain, redness are few symptoms of gouty arthritis.
  • Psoriasis

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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.
  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints are few symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Asthma

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP is used in the treatment of asthma which is an inflammation of the airways. Wheezing, cough, difficulty in breathing are few symptoms of asthma.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP or any other glucocorticoids.
  • Systemic Infections

    Avoid if you have any fungal or eye infections.
  • Aggression Or Anger

  • Blurred Vision

  • Decreased Urine Output

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Weight Gain

  • Fast Heartbeat

  • Increased Appetite

  • 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 ophthalmic suspension USP , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.

prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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

    Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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

    prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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

    Use with caution as this combination will increase the concentration of prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP. 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

    Use of ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided as these medicines may increase the concentration of prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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

    Use with caution as this combination will decrease the concentration of Antihypertensives. This interaction is more likely to occur if prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension USP 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

    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

    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.
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