What is Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) used for?
Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) is an ophthalmic solution prescribed to treat patients suffering from bacterial eye infections. It is a combination of a corticosteroid and antibiotic that operates by reducing swelling and irritation while eliminating the infection to provide comfort while treating the condition. It should be noted that this medication is not effective for treating infections caused by a virus or fungus. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin)?
Always follow the directions provided by your physician while using Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one drop administered twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual instructions will depend on your current health and the severity of your condition. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Shake the bottle gently to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not discolored or cloudy. To administer the dose gently tilt your head back, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow the medicine to be absorbed. You may also be instructed to apply pressure to the inside corner of your eye using one finger to prevent the drop from draining into the tear duct. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the surface of the eye, as this may lead to contamination. Never stop applying the drops prior to being instructed to, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Wash your hands after application to prevent the solution from contacting areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. It is also important to ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin)?
Some patients using Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Always inform your physician immediately about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent further complications from occurring. This may include lowering your dosage, reducing your frequency of application, or even immediate medical attention in some cases.
Take out your contact lenses before using Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) to prevent unexpected problems during treatment. Do not begin using the medication if you are allergic to its contents or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also advised to inform your physician about any chronic conditions you suffer from that may cause problems during treatment so that the appropriate adjustments can be made to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ocepred (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin). 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.