Successfully treats inflammation due to infections, injury, and surgery
Reduces swelling associated with bacterial infections
Available as a dropper bottle
How it works: Prednisolone Acetate is a corticosteroid which is used to treat inflammation.
Cautions: Before using Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye drops or eye medications. If your pet has swelling of the face, itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision.
Brand Name Pred Forte (Allergan), Econopred Plus (Alcon)
Generic Name Prednisolone Acetate
What is the most important information I should know about Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension: Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice to use this product in dogs and horses. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is available by prescription as 1% sterile eye drops. Do not stop using this medication suddenly especially if it has been used for several weeks or more. The dose may need to be reduced over several days to prevent side effects. Contact your veterinarian if the pet's symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement to the pet's condition after a few days. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.
What is Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension: Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is in a class called corticosteroids. It is used to inhibit inflammation and, therefore, swelling and pain from inflammation is lessened. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is used to treat eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension to my pet: Do not use Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension if the pet has a bacterial, viral or fungal infection without also using proper anti-infective treatment. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should this medication be used: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye drops. Shake the bottle gently to be sure the medication is properly mixed. Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. If the drops are ingested, contact a veterinary emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while applying Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension to my pet: Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision.
What are the possible side effects of Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension: Serious side effects are not expected. Rarely, pressure increase inside the eye, formation of cataracts or a perforation of the cornea may occur. Other, more common side effects may also occur such as burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension: Before giving Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye drops or eye medications. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is being given oral steroid medications such as prednisone, methylprednisolone or others. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension. Talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension written for health professionals that you may read.
Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is a prescription corticosteroid eye drop.
Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this product for dogs and horses.
Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is used in dogs and horses to treat eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions. It is used to inhibit inflammation and, therefore, swelling and pain from inflammation is lessened.
Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is also used to treat swelling, itching, redness, and irritation of the eyes and eyelids.
Tip: Wash your hands prior to using drops. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.
Shake the bottle gently to be sure the medication is properly mixed. Place drops in the eye(s) as directed by your veterinarian. Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it. Do not stop using this medication suddenly especially if it has been used for several weeks or more. The dose may need to be reduced over several days to prevent side effects
Storage: Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
seems to work
Given this medication by our vet for my labs eye infection/irritation from allergies. Seems to do the job. He has another 4 days to go. So far, so good. I don't see anymore weeping or discharge from his eye. Only downfall was the price! I paid $60 through my vet and see here it's only $29! what a difference!
Be VERY Careful
I had to use this for an extended period of time because the Vet recommended it be used until I could get into see a Pet Ophthalmologist. I have a 6 year old Shar Pei and her eyes began watering more frequently over a period of the last 6 months. The vet put her on this medication only temporarily until the specialist could see us, then had to reschedule for 2 weeks later because of a severe ice storm, then the specialist went on a 2 week break over the Christmas holiday season.
Immediately got into the see this specialist 2 days after he returned to work. At that point, I had been using this eye drop for 5+ weeks and the eye wetting seemed to increase, although the eye lid swelling decreased.
Was then told by the specialist that my dog has early stage Glaucoma in both eyes. NOW, we're on an 8 drop per day regiment that will likely never end. The eye pressures were VERY high (up to 59mm) and so be careful using this drug.
One of the noted side effects is increased eye pressures - which can lead to Glacouma. Be VERY careful....
Now that Pet Meds has price match, I received the Prednisolone Acetate for almost half price. My shepherd has Pannis and will be taking it for the rest of her life. Thanks 1800Petmeds for honoring the price match. It mad the drops more affordable!
My mini schnauzer was diagnose with cataract. The vet give me this for treatment. After reading the side effects my dog have everything. Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy... It says here that this is for inflammation and can cause cataract??? Am I doing the right thing to give this medicine to my dog?
My furry child developed Pannis, a degenerative eye disorder just this year, and he is only six. He will take this med. for the rest of his life.1800Petmeds will make this affordable for hopefully another 6+ years.
What is the difference between predniso lone acetate opthalmic suspension usp1% & prednisolone acetate opthalmic solution usp 1%?
2 years, 11 months ago
Since the drug and the strength are the same, the only difference is the dosage form. A solution is a homogenous mixture which is transparent. A suspension is a mixture that separates upon standing. It has a more opaque appearance and must be shaken before administration.
hi, my dog has a red irritated eye what is the best eye drop for him to clear this problem up?
3 years, 3 months ago
I'm sorry to hear about your pet's eye. However, there are any number of conditions that could be causing his eye to be irritated such as allergy, inflammation, infection, etc. I would suggest your best bet is to have your pet's eye examined by your veterinarian.
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