What is Prednisone

Prednisone is a medicine which is use to treat swelling, itching, redness and irritation of the eyes and eyelids. It is also prescribed after eye surgery. It works by reducing the release of chemical that are conscientious for inflammation, redness and swelling.

Before using this medicine if you have following problems then you should consult with your doctor. These are:-

If there is any discharge or infection in your eye. If you suffer from glaucoma in which there is increased pressure on eyes. If you have any allergy from benzalkonium which is an ingredient of eye drops. If you wear contact lenses.

To use prednisone eye drops following steps must be followed:-

Wash your hands before using it. Then remove the cap of bottle and shake bottle well. Pull the lower lid of eye to put drops in it. Apply pressure to the container having medicine to make fall in your eye. Close your eyes for few minutes to keep the medicine in the eye.

The following things should be avoided while using prednisone eye drops:-

Avoid touching the dropper against your eye. If you are using any other eye drops then leave a gap of at least 5 minutes. Don’t wear contact lenses during treatment. If your symptoms don’t improve within a week then stop these eyes drops and consult with your doctor. Don’t use this preparation for long time because it is intended for only short-term use. Its longer use can cause glaucoma or cataracts.

The side-effects related with this medication are irritation, burning, itching, stinging, blurred vision, temporary eye burning, and eye pain.

This medication should be kept out of reach of children. It should be stored in a cool, dry place. Heat and sunlight should be kept away from it. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer required. This medication should not be shared with anyone else.

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