Pred-G Side Effects

Generic Name: gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Pred-G.

Some side effects of Pred-G may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic: eye

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild burning or stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; eye pain, itching, redness, swelling, irritation, or sores not present when you began using this medicine.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions due to allergic sensitization to the gentamicin component have been reported.

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included burning and stinging upon instillation. Superficial punctate keratitis has been reported occasionally. Less frequent ocular side effects include elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, delayed wound healing, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and optic nerve damage.

Corticosteroid containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.

Other

Other side effects have included secondary bacterial or fungal infections.

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