Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension is a sterile eye drop used in the eye to inhibit inflammation and reduce swelling and pain. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs and Horses
- 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.
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.
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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.