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 steroid prescribed to treat eye inflammation. The medication reduces inflammation to prevent pain and swelling caused by allergies or injury. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate)?
Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two daily doses are normally prescribed, but your individual directions will be based 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 eye. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed to allow it to be absorbed. Observe the medication before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Never allow the applicator to contact any foreign surfaces, including the eye, as this may cause contamination.
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:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as vision changes, severe irritation, intense eye pain, swelling surrounding the eye, crusting, or discharge from the eye. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to prednisolone, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have glaucoma, undiagnosed eye redness, or an eye infection caused by a fungus, virus, or bacteria. Also inform your doctor if you have thinning of the cornea or sclera as this condition may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) 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.
Pred Forte Eye Drops (Prednisolone Acetate) 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.