Omnipred

Generic Name: Prednisone

  • What is Omnipred?

    Omnipred is an eye drop used to treat inflammatory conditions such as allergic conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). Omnipred can also be used to treat other inflammatory conditions, as determined by your doctor.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Omnipred?

    Prolonged use of Omnipred may lead to glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), inflammation of your eye, and new eye infections.

    Your doctor will monitor the pressure in your eyes if you use Omnipred for 10 days or longer.

    Stop using Omnipred and tell your doctor if you have pain or inflammation of the eye that lasts longer than 48 hours or worsens.

    The use of Omnipred after cataract surgery may delay healing.

    Do not share Omnipred with other persons who may have similar symptoms; the infection can spread if more than one person uses the bottle or tube.

  • Who should not take Omnipred?

    Do not use Omnipred if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have certain fungal or viral eye infections.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Omnipred?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Omnipred. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have dry eyes, glaucoma, cataract surgery, or a fungal or viral infection of the eyes.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply 2 drops into the affected eye(s) four times a day.

  • How should I take Omnipred?

    Apply Omnipred exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the Omnipred suspension well before use.

    If you have a bacterial infection, Omnipred must be used with an antibiotic eye drop.

  • What should I avoid while taking Omnipred?

    Do not allow the tip of the dispensing container to contact your eye/eyelids or any other surface, as this can contaminate Omnipred.

    Do not abruptly stop using Omnipred without consulting your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Omnipred?

    If Omnipred is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Omnipred with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Omnipred?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: delayed wound healing, eye infections, eye nerve damage, vision problems

  • Can I receive Omnipred if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Omnipred during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Omnipred?

    If you miss a dose of Omnipred, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Omnipred?

    Store at room temperature in an upright position.