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Omnipred (ophthalmic)

Generic Name: Prednisolone (ophthalmic) [pred-NIS-oh-lone-off-THAL-mik].

Brand names: Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Omnipred ophthalmic, Prednisol ophthalmic.
The Class of Drug: Ophthalmic steroids.

What is Omnipred Ophthalmic?

Omnipred (for the eyes) is a steroid medication that treats eye inflammation caused by severe acne, allergies, shingles (herpes zoster), chemical burns, eye injuries, or other related conditions. Omnipred could be used to treat other conditions that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Omnipred

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, Omnipred can cause serious adverse side effects. Consult your healthcare right away if you experience:

  • Blurred vision blurred vision, pain in the eyes, or seeing halos around light sources.
  • Tiny yellow or white patches that appear on the surface of your eye.
  • The pain in your eye.
  • Symptoms of the eye are symptoms of an eye infection—swelling or redness, intense pain, swelling, or drainage.

Common adverse side effects of Omnipred can include:

  • Small burning sensation or irritation to your eyes.

This list does not encompass every side effect that could occur and others could develop. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

diclofenac, an ophthalmic, dexamethasone eye drops, ketorolac eye drops, prednisolone for ophthalmic use, Lotemax and Durezol


Do not take Omnipred when you suffer from any eye infections (including herpes simplex).

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Omnipred if you are allergic to it or if you suffer from any eye infections (including the herpes virus).

Speak to your doctor if you've ever had:

  • Glaucoma.
  • Cataracts.

It is not clear if this medication will affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. Breastfeeding is not advised when using Omnipred. Omnipred is not permitted for use by anyone who is younger than

How to take Omnipred eye drops?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed. Make sure to shake the eye drops thoroughly before every use. Cleanse your hands before applying eye medications. Adjust your head slightly and then pull the lower eyelid, creating an eyelid pocket. Then, hold the dropper over the eye and put a drop in the pocket. Keep your eyes closed for about one or two minutes. Only use the number of drops prescribed by your doctor. Don't touch the tip of the dropper to your eyes or put the dropper directly on your eyes. Drops that are contaminated can cause eye infections, which could result in severe vision issues. Do not wear contacts that are soft. Preservatives in Omnipred may permanently stain the lenses. Take the medicine for at least 15 minutes prior to inserting your contact lenses. Consult your physician in the event that your symptoms do not improve after two treatments. If you take this medication for more than 10 days, you may require regular examinations of your vision to assess the pressure in your eyes. The medicine should be stored in a straight position at room temperature. Don't freeze it. Do not stop using this medication suddenly. Follow the instructions of your physician regarding increasing your dosage.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not miss any doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

A fatal dose of Omnipred ophthalmic isn't expected to pose a risk. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Don't share Omnipred with anyone else, even if they suffer from the same symptoms as you do.

Interaction with other drugs

Eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by other medicines you take. However, many medications can interact with each other. Inform your health care providers about the medications you take, including medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbs.