Ocepred Eye Drops (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin)
What is Ocepred Eye Drops (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) used for?
Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) is an ophthalmic steroid prescribed to treat eye inflammation. The medication reduces swelling to alleviate pain, redness, and irritation in or around the eye. This makes it useful for treating allergic reactions or swelling caused by an injury. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ocepred Eye Drops (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin)?
Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) is normally applied once or twice daily depending on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, tilt your head back slightly, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Always observe the solution prior to each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, as this may cause contamination.
What are the side effects of Ocepred Eye Drops (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin)?
The use of Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage such as severe eye irritation, intense pain or burning, changes in vision, crusting, or drainage from the eye. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have glaucoma, or who have an untreated eye infection caused by a virus, fungus, or bacteria. You are also advised to inform your doctor if you have a thinning of the cornea or sclera as this may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ocepred Eye Drop (Prednisolone/Ofloxacin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.