Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic 1% Suspension
Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic 1% Suspension
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Prednisolone Acetate offers effective treatment for infections of the conjunctiva and cornea, and other eye conditions, in cases where steroid use is deemed necessary
Aids in the healing of corneal injuries, whether from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or other causes
Easy squeeze bottle with controlled drop tip

Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic 1% Suspension

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At a Glance
Prednisolone Acetate offers effective treatment for infections of the conjunctiva and cornea, and other eye conditions, in cases where steroid use is deemed necessary
Aids in the healing of corneal injuries, whether from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or other causes
Easy squeeze bottle with controlled drop tip

Prednisolone Acetate is used to treat common eye infections in dogs and cats, including mycobacterial or fungal infections. This product may also be used in eyes to aid the post-surgery healing process. Prednisolone Acetate is a corticosteroid, which means that among other things, it regulates inflammation which will help your pet's eye(s) heal, as well as ease your pet's comfort during the healing process.

What is Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Used For?
Answer

Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension belongs to the corticosteroids group. It treats inflammation and also helps in reducing the swelling and pain from eye inflammation. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic is an eye drop for addressing eye inflammations that arise because of surgery, injury, infections, and other reasons. Prescription is necessary to buy and use Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension 1% from a registered vet. Vets generally prescribe Prednisolone Acetate for several inflammatory conditions like Nodular granulomatous episclerokeratitis, Proliferative keratoconjunctivitis of collies, Ocular nodular fasciitis, Fibrous histiocytoma, Episcleritis and Scleritis, and Episclera and Sclera.

How Long Should Prednisolone Eye Drops be Used?
Answer

Usually, two drops of Prednisolone Acetate 3-4 times daily are prescribed by vets. Use it for 3-4 months duration or as suggested by the veterinarian. The therapy should not be stopped on your own, as it could reverse the ailing conditions. If your pet needs Prednisolone Acetate therapy for more than 3-4 months, treat it as a warning and consult your vet. In these conditions, get your pet re-examined and ask your vet for any alternative treatments if required. Closely monitor the Pets on long-term Prednisolone Acetate, and get regular blood and urine tests every six months.

What are the Side Effects of Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops?
Answer

Prednisolone Acetate does have some side effects, but they are not that serious. Some rare and crucial side effects include Corneal perforation, Cataract formation, and increased pressure inside the eyes. However, the commonly noticed side effects include sensitivity to light, blurry vision, red eyes, itchy eyes, irritation, stinging, or burning. You can continue with the medicine but should talk to your vet if anything serious comes up.

Can You Use Prednisolone Acetate on Dogs Eyes?
Answer

Yes. Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension 1% is a prescription-only eye drop to minimize the inflammation and pain in the eyes due to irritation, infections, or allergies. Veterinarians usually prescribe it to minimize swelling in the eyes because of injury, surgery, or any other infections in the eyes of your dog. It effectively treats eye inflammation issues and other problems like keratitis, scleritis, and conjunctivitis. It also helps overcome post-surgery pains, burning, redness, and swelling in a dog's eyes.

Can I Use Prednisolone Eye Drops on my Cat?
Answer

Yes, prednisolone acetate eye drops are used on cats to cure inflammation in their eyes. Vets recommend this eye drop for eosinophilic keratitis, pannus, scleritis, episcleritis, and conjunctivitis of cats. There are some common side effects like blurry vision, red eyes, itchy eyes, irritation, stinging, or burning when we administer the eye drops. Visit your vet if you notice anything serious.

What does Prednisolone do for Animals?
Answer

The adrenocortical steroid prednisolone acetate reduces inflammation in pets like cattle, horses, cats, and dogs. It is mostly found as an eye drop medicine and also as an injectable liquid medicine. Veterinarians widely prescribe Prednisolone acetate because of its well-known efficiency for eye discomforts in animals. Veterinarians prescribe prednisolone acetate to cure pains and inflammations that might have resulted from infections, injuries, surgeries. Prednisolone acetate can result in premature deliveries and even birth-related defects if administered on pregnant animals. Be extra cautious and only give the prednisolone acetate when advised by a registered vet. Animals can have side effects like respiratory distress, facial swelling, itching, eye burning, and other distressing signs.

What is the Difference Between Prednisone and Prednisolone?
Answer

If we talk about dogs, the difference between prednisolone and prednisone does not make any difference. The dog's liver converts prednisone into prednisolone (a form of corticosteroid) and gives the same results and cure. However, itโ€™s not the same for cats. Things are still not clear as to how a catโ€™s liver metabolizes prednisone. The concern is with glutathione, which is a vital enzyme required for the metabolism process. Cats have low levels of glutathione. So, it is believed that they cannot convert prednisone to prednisolone through metabolism efficiently. It results in less effectiveness while the treatment of diseases in cats. Hence, prednisolone is more preferred over prednisone for treating animals.

Is Prednisolone a Strong Steroid?
Answer

Yes, prednisolone is a strong steroid, but not as strong when compared to Methylprednisolone. Prednisolone is four times stronger than cortisol which is a steroidal hormone found in our body. However, methylprednisolone is five times stronger than it.

Is Prednisolone a Painkiller?
Answer

No, Prednisolone cannot be said to be a painkiller, but it is a medicine that helps in relieving the pain. Prednisolone belongs to the corticosteroids group of drugs or a steroid. It raises your adrenal hormones and minimizes inflammation. It is mostly used with some other medicines to manage the pain effectively.

Prednisolone acetate contains the active ingredient prednisolone acetate (microfine suspension)

1.0% Preservative: benzalkonium chloride.

Prednisolone acetate is a topical anti-inflammatory agent used for managing swelling, itching, and redness of the eyes and eyelids in cats and dogs. It is a potent glucocorticoid, which could be used effectively for the inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and frontal globe.

Inactives: boric acid; edetate disodium; hypromellose; polysorbate 80; purified water; sodium bisulfite; sodium chloride; and sodium citrate.

Some of the common side effects of Prednisolone Acetate might include blurred vision, severe eye pain, irritation and discharge from the eyes. If overused, Prednisolone Acetate can have negative effects on your petโ€™s vision. Do not use Prednisolone Acetate if your 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 before giving them Prednisolone Acetate. Be sure to adhere closely to veterinarian prescription amounts. This medication isnโ€™t typically prescribed for more than 10 days at a time.

Sterility of the solution has to be strictly maintained and the dispenser should not come in contact with the eye. Extreme caution is called for, while administering this medication in pregnant pets or in those having a record of hypersensitivity specifically to this drug or corticosteroids in general. Never use Prednisolone acetate if there is any fungal ophthalmic infection.Extended application of this medicine might result in glaucoma, corneal and scleral thinning, damage to the optical nerve or posterior subcapsular cataract formation. It also paves the way for a host of secondary eye infections as it has immunosuppressive properties. If bacterial infection is present in the eyes, it should be managed prior to applying Prednisolone acetate as it lacks antimicrobial features. It might also cover up purulent infections of the eye, or worsen the severity of various ophthalmic viral infections such as herpes simplex. If the situation warrants the application of Prednisolone acetate for more than ten days, intraocular pressure needs to be monitored regularly. Post operative healing of cataract might be delayed with increased chances of bleb formation. If there is no marked improvement in the condition even after 48 hours of treatment the medication should be withdrawn.

Prednisolone Acetate is available by prescription only and must be administered directly into a petโ€™s eye through a tapered nozzle tip. The veterinarian who prescribes the solution should dictate dosage; typical dosages may involve administering drops up to every hour or two until symptoms subside.

With clean hands, gently cradle your petโ€™s face, and encourage their face toward the ceiling. Using the control-drip nozzle, drip the recommended dosage into the affected eye(s). Point the tip of the dropper away from your dogโ€™s eye in case he jerks his head. For the first few minutes after administering the medication, donโ€™t allow your pet to rub her face or wipe the drops out.

Never use expired Prednisolone acetate. The recommended dosage would be one to two drops applied 3-4 times a day. Never stop the therapy abruptly as chances of relapse are high.

Store Prednisolone Acetate at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427 before giving your pet Prednisolone Acetate.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

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