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Ocu-Pred Forte Side Effects

Generic Name: prednisolone ophthalmic

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

For the Consumer

Applies to prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, prednisolone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Ocu-Pred Forte) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking prednisolone ophthalmic:

Incidence not known
  • Blindness
  • blurred vision
  • burning, dry, itching eyes
  • change in vision
  • decreased vision
  • difficulty in focusing
  • drooping of the upper eyelids
  • eye discharge, excessive tearing
  • feeling of having something in the eye
  • redness, irritation, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • sensitivity of the eye to light
  • slow wound healing

Some side effects of prednisolone ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Change in taste
  • headache
  • loss of taste

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension


While the exact frequency of the reported side effects is unknown, the manufacturer reports the following in decreasing order of frequency: elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Filtering bleb
Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, acute anterior uveitis, perforation of globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, ptosis, loss of accommodation, secondary ocular infection developed, visual acuity defect, field defect, transient ocular discomfort, ocular hypertension, scleral/corneal perforation, foreign body sensation, burning, stinging, irritation, vision blurred/impaired, corneal calcification[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Urticaria, pruritus, rash[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction, anaphylaxis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Wound healing delayed[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Systemic hypercorticoidism[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dysgeusia[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Omnipred (prednisoLONE ophthalmic (prednisolone ophthalmic))." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

2. "Product Information. Pred Mild (prednisoLONE ophthalmic (prednisolone ophthalmic))." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

3. "Product Information. PrednisoLONE Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic (prednisoLONE ophthalmic (prednisolone ophthalmic))." Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY.

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

5. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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

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