Compare Cortisone vs. Prednisolone

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cortisone

Pred Forte
(prednisolone)

Coming soon.Treats eye redness and swelling. Pred Forte (Prednisolone) is strong medicine for eye redness and swelling without exposing the rest of your body to the steroid medicine.
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Best available price for 45 (25mg) tablets of cortisone
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Best available price for 50 (15mg/5ml) syrups of prednisolone
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Cortisone side effects.

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How it works
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Coming soon.Pred Forte (Prednisolone) is a steroid that lowers your immune response to allergens and reduces eye redness and swelling.
Type of medication
CortisonePrednisolone
Prescription only
Available as
CortisonePrednisolone
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
Used for
CortisonePrednisolone
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia Adrenal Insufficiency Allergic Disorder Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia Collagen Disease Disorder Of Endocrine System Disorder Of Eye Disorder Of Gastrointestinal Tract Disorder Of Hematopoietic Structure Disorder Of Respiratory System Disorder Of Skin Hodgkins Disease Hypercalcemia Of Malignancy Inflammatory Disorder Of Musculoskeletal System Mycosis Fungoides Neoplastic Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Trichinosis Tuberculosis Of Meninges Adjunct
Risk factors for serious side effects
CortisonePrednisolone
    Coming soon.
    • Long-term use
    • History of glaucoma
    Detailed Pred Forte (prednisolone) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Pain
    CortisonePrednisolone
    No pain related info.
    • Let your doctor know if you have eye pain, pressure, infections, or changes in eye sight.
    Upsides and benefits
    CortisonePrednisolone
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    • Decreases swelling and redness in your eyes.
    • Doesn't cause the same types of side effects that oral forms of steroids do.
    Downsides and risks
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    • Available only as a prescription medication.
    • You need good hand-eye coordination to get the eye drops into your eyes.
    • Can cause or worsen certain eye conditions.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CortisonePrednisolone
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    • Shake the eye drops well before using.
    • Press your finger gently on the inner corner of your eye after the drops are in to keep them there.
    • Wait 1 minute between each drop if you're giving yourself more than 1 drop.
    • If you have other eye drops, wait 5 minutes in between different sets of eye drops.
    • If your symptoms don't get better after 2 days, you may need to try a different medicine.
    • Let your doctor know if you have eye pain, pressure, infections, or changes in eye sight.
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