Compare Olopatadine vs. prednisolone acetate

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Pataday (Olopatadine)

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Calms down redness and swelling in the eye.

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.

Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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.
Used for
  • Allergic conjunctivitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Inflammation of the Eye
  • Eye Injury
  • Allergies
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal spray
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Pataday (Olopatadine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Severe allergic reactions

    Asthma

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