Pred Forte (Prednisolone Acetate)

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Pred Forte (Prednisolone) Medication Information

Uses

Pred Forte is a corticosteroid that is used to treat inflammation of the eye.

Dosage

The ophthalmic solution is available in 1% strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Pred Forte include:

  • Elevated eye pressure
  • Keratitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Foreign body sensation

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Prednisolone.

Precautions

There is a risk that patients can develop a fungal infection with long term Pred Forte use. 

Interactions

There are no common drug interactions with Prednisolone.

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Pred Forte. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77 ºF). Protect from freezing and store in an upright position.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Shake Pred Forte well before each use.
  • Prednisolone should be instilled in the conjunctival sac 2-4 times a day.
  • If you fail to notice symptom improvement in 2 days you should see your doctor. 

Prednisolone FAQs

How long can you use Pred Forte?

Pred Forte should not be used for longer than 10 days unless instructed by your doctor. 

 

How long does Pred Forte last?

Pred Forte does not last very long, so it needs to be used up to 4 times a day.

 

What are side effects of Pred Forte?

Common side effects of Prednisolone include stinging, burning, itching, cloudy vision, and sensitivity to light.

 

Is Pred Forte a steroid?

Yes, Prednisolone is a corticosteroid eye drop.

 

Does Pred Forte cause weight gain?

Steroids can cause weight gain, but this is less common in eye drops compared to tablets. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Pred Forte {package insert}. Irvine, CA: Allergan 2017.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/017011s047lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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