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Pred-G Side Effects

Generic Name: gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Pred-G.

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


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


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.[Ref]


Other side effects have included secondary bacterial or fungal infections.[Ref]


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

It is possible that some side effects of Pred-G may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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