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Isopto Cetapred Side Effects

Generic name: prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 21, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Isopto Cetapred.

Applies to prednisolone/sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension.

Serious side effects of Isopto Cetapred

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Other side effects of Isopto Cetapred

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to prednisolone/sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension.

General

The frequency of the reported side effects is unknown. Reactions occurring from the combination product include cataract, dizziness, eye discharge, eyelid edema, eyelid erythema, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus, and hypersensitivity including rash, skin pruritus, urticaria, ocular hyperemia, and visual disturbance/blurred vision.[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Cataract, eye discharge, eyelid edema, eyelid erythema, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus, ocular hyperemia, vision blurred, intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma developed, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary bacterial ocular infection, fungal infection of cornea, viral infection of cornea, vision disturbed, mydriasis, loss of accommodation, ptosis, acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe

Prednisolone:

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

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity, allergic sensitization

Sulfacetamide sodium:

-Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization[Ref]

Rarely, fatalities have occurred due to severe reactions to sulfonamides including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, fulminant hepatic necrosis, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash, pruritus, urticaria[Ref]

Local

Sulfacetamide sodium:

-Frequency not reported: Local irritation[Ref]

Other

Prednisolone:

-Frequency not reported: Wound healing delayed[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Systemic hypercorticoidism[Ref]

References

1. (2001) "Product Information. Pred Forte (prednisolone ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc

2. "Product Information. Sodium Sulamyd (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic)." Schering Corporation

3. (2017) "Product Information. Prednisolone Na Phosphate-Na Sulfacetamide (prednisolone-sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic)." Bausch and Lomb Americas, Inc.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.