Prednisolone acetate is a glucocorticoid indicated for topical use in the eye for various conditions. It is used in the eye to inhibit inflammation and reduce swelling and pain.
Possible side effects may include tearing, redness, blurring of vision, and itching which may result in your pet rubbing their eyes. With prolonged use, this mediation may increase the pressure in the eye (glaucoma). Follow all instructions provided by your veterinarian when using this product for long term treatment (longer than 14 days). If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian
Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Prednisolone acetate is an ophthalmic corticosteroid used in the eye to inhibit inflammation and reduce swelling and pain by blocking the production of substances that can trigger allergic and inflammatory actions.
Prednisolone Acetate should be administered as prescribed by your veterinarian. Shake well before using. Administer prescribed dose by pulling down on the bottom lid of your pet’s eye and dropping the prescribed drop(s) into the eye. If administering other eye medications to your pet, wait at least 10 minutes after using this product. Be careful not to touch your pet’s eye with the tip of the medication; ensure tip of medication remains sterile. Wash your hands before and after handling the medication.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Do not use in viral or fungal infections of the eye prior to the start of healing.
Do not use if an ulcer is present or suspected on the eye as it could cause the ulcer to worsen or rupture.Inform your veterinarian if your pet is currently on another eye drop, or if your pet has glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, or hyperadrenocorticism.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.