Do not use Pred Forte more often or for a longer period than your doctor orders.
If your eye problems return, do not use any leftover Pred Forte without first consulting your doctor.
Overuse can increase the risk of side effects and can lead to eye damage.
Pred Forte contains a steroid medication that eases redness, irritation, and swelling due to inflammation of the eye.
Pred-Forte side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects may include:
- Ulcers of the cornea;
- Secondary infection;
- Perforation of the eyeball;
- Inflamed eyes;
- Increased pressure inside the eyeball;
- Drooping eyelid;
- Dilated pupils;
- Delayed wound healing;
- Cataract formation;
- Blurred vision;
- Allergic reactions;
Pred-Forte is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If increased pressure is allowed to continue, it may cause loss of vision;
- If you already have glaucoma, use this medication cautiously;
- If you are allergic to prednisolone or other steroids;
- If you have a persistent ulceration of the cornea of your eye while using pred forte eyedrops;
- If you have had cataract surgery;
- If you have herpes or other viral diseases of the eye, or certain bacterial or fungal diseases of the eye;
- If you suffer from asthma;
- If you use pred forte eyedrops extensively and/or for an extended period of time;
- If you use pred forte eyedrops for 10 days or longer, an eye doctor should check your intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eyeball) frequently, since prolonged use of steroids may increase this pressure;
- If your eye inflammation or pain lasts longer than 48 hours or becomes worse;
Do not take Pred-Forte with any of the following drugs:
Prednisolone acetate, the active ingredient in Pred Forte eyedrops, is available in tablet and injectable forms for the treatment of other disorders. It's known that when these other forms of prednisolone acetate are taken with certain drugs, the effects of either medication can be increased, decreased, or altered. Therefore, it's wise to check with your doctor before combining Pred Forte eyedrops with other medications.
During the first 24 to 48 hours, your doctor may want you to use more frequent doses.
Put 1 to 2 drops under the eyelid 2 to 4 times daily.
A one-time accidental overdose of Pred Forte eyedrops ordinarily will not cause acute problems. Over time, however, overdosage may have serious consequences. If you suspect symptoms of a chronic overdose with Pred Forte eyedrops, seek medical attention immediately.