Compare Elestat vs. prednisolone acetate
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) is a steroid used in the eye that is effective for treatment and symptom relief, but with long-term use, it can have some side effects.
- Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) works only within the eye, so it will relieve symptoms without having the side effects of oral steroids.
- Kicks in relatively quickly to relieve symptoms.
- Available in generic form.
- Depending on the condition, you might have to use Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) up to 4 times a day, particularly in the beginning.
- If using Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) long-term, may require some monitoring by your doctor.
- Contains sulfite, so depending on the severity of your allergy, may not be suitable for those with allergies to sulfite.
- Long-term use can lead to increased risk of more serious side effects.
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Inflammation of the Eye
- Eye Injury
- Eye drops
- Glaucoma and cataracts
- Increased risk of infection
- Thinning of eye layer
- Severe allergic reactions