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Gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

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

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

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

General

The most frequently reported side effects were ocular discomfort, irritation following instillation, and punctate keratitis.[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Superficial punctate keratitis, ocular discomfort

Prednisolone:
Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, stinging, irritation[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Secondary ocular infection developed

Prednisolone:
Frequency not reported: Wound healing delayed[Ref]

Immunologic

Gentamicin:
Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Pred-G (gentamicin-prednisolone ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Not all side effects for gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic 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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