Econopred Side Effects
Generic Name: prednisolone ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of prednisolone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Econopred.
For the Consumer
Applies to prednisolone ophthalmic: eye drops
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking prednisolone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Econopred)
Blurred vision; temporary burning or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; continued or worsening itching, swelling, or irritation; continuing blurred vision; discharge from eyes; eye pain.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension
Ocular side effects have included elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.
Corticosteroid containing preparations have been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.
Bacterial, fungal, and viral secondary ocular infections, transient burning and stinging upon instillation, other minor symptoms of ocular irritation, and visual disturbance (blurry vision) have also been reported.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions may occur due to the sodium bisulfite preservative, including anaphylactic symptoms and varying degrees of asthmatic episodes. Asthmatic patients may have a higher frequency of allergic reactions than non-asthmatic patients.[Ref]
Endocrine side effects have included rare cases of systemic hypercorticoidism associated with the use of topical steroids.[Ref]
Immunologic side effects have included the development of secondary ocular infections with prolonged use.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Pred Forte (prednisolone ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
Not all side effects for Econopred may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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