Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate)
What is Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) used for?
Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed as a short term treatment for patients with swollen or irritated eyes caused by an injury, surgery, or infection. It operates by stopping the release of substances in the body that cause the inflammation, pain, and redness associated with these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contamination. Shake the bottle gently to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored. Tilt your head back slightly, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for fifteen seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, as this may cause contamination. Wash your hands after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate)?
Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may occur during treatment include sudden eye irritation, pain behind the eye, severe vision changes, intense swelling of the eye, crusting, or discharge from the eye. These conditions may require lowered dosages, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) to prevent unexpected problems that may occur. Do not begin using the medication if you have a severe bacterial infection, glaucoma, tuberculosis of the eye, a fungal infection of the eye, viral infection of the eye, or if you have any undiagnosed redness of the eye. Also inform your physician if you have thinning of the cornea or sclera as this condition may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.