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Old 05-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Anyone Experience Side Effects From Steroid drops Prednisolone

I have been using Pred Forte and Predsol eye drops for approx 9 weeks, the Pred Forte first and then Predsol, which apparently is half the dose. Has anyone experienced side effects? If so what effects? I know they say do not use long term, well I have been prescribed them and will be on them for another 6 weeks, which is when I see my Specialist again, although I will be reducing them over that period so am hoping I do not experience any side effects.
Would be grateful for any info or advise.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Experience Side Effects From Steroid drops Prednisolone

I am on Econopred and was told to stop on my right eye (post cataract surgery). I had swelling and pain, so I went back on (4x/day) for 5 days, and then weaning down to 2x/day. It's been about 4 weeks since the surgery and I hope to be off it by the end of week 5. No side effects while using it, but definitely from stopping suddenly.

 
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Experience Side Effects From Steroid drops Prednisolone

I was told you have to be weaned off steroids, so mine are gradually being reduced, although I had a bit of a set back and had to up one my steroids.
You had a reaction to stopping them instantly, so as no one has actually said they have had a problem using them, it is obviously the right thing to continue as the Doctor has said.
Hope your eye has settled now, that you are back on your dose.
Thanks for your thread, hope all goes well.

 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Experience Side Effects From Steroid drops Prednisolone

I was on Pred Forte for several months with no problems. I've read that these drops can cause elevated eye pressure if you're prone to this, and long term use can cause cataract formation--so it's best to be monitored by an eye M.D.

 
Old 05-27-2007, 07:39 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone Experience Side Effects From Steroid drops Prednisolone

Thanks your the first person to say they have used Pred Forte and am glad you had no side effects. I will heed your advise about being in contact with the Specialist.

 
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