Generic Name and Formulations:
Prednisolone acetate 0.5%, neomycin (as sulfate) 0.35%, polymyxin B sulfate 10000 Units; per mL; oph. susp.
Indications for POLY-PRED:
Ocular inflammation associated with infection.
Adults and Children:
To treat eyes: 1–2 drops every 3–4 hrs, or more often if necessary. To treat lids: 1–2 drops every 3–4 hrs and rub excess around lids; max 20mL per therapeutic course.
Fungal, viral or mycobacterial infections. Uncomplicated removal of foreign body.
Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Myopia. Diabetes. Monitor for secondary infections and intraocular pressure in prolonged use. Avoid abrupt cessation. Infants and young children. Pregnancy.
Steroid + antibiotics.
Increased intraocular pressure, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage. May mask signs of infection. Allergic dermatitis.
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