Compare Olopatadine vs. prednisolone acetate

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Pataday
(olopatadine)

Omnipred
(prednisolone acetate)

Coming soon.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.
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Side effects
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How it works
Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
Coming soon.Prednisolone acetate is a steroid that is similar to your body's natural steroids. It reduces swelling in the eye and alleviates pain, discomfort, or harm.
Type of medication
Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
Prescription only
Available as
Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal spray
  • Liquid
Used for
Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Inflammation Of The Eye
Risk factors for serious side effects
Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
    Coming soon.
    • Asthma
    Detailed Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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
    Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
    No pain related info.
    • If inflammation or pain gets worse or lasts longer than 2 days while taking Omnipred (prednisolone acetate), talk to your doctor.
    Upsides and benefits
    Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
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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 and risks
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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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Olopatadineprednisolone acetate
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    • If inflammation or pain gets worse or lasts longer than 2 days while taking Omnipred (prednisolone acetate), talk to your doctor.
    • Only a small drop is needed per eye. Tilt your head back and place a drop into your lower eyelid, being careful not to touch the bottle tip to your eyelid or other surface. Afterwards, pinch the top of your nose (in between the eyes) for 15-30 seconds so that the liquid gets absorbed into your eyes.
    • If dose calls for multiple drops, wait 5 minutes in between each drop.
    • Shake well before use. You can store Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) at room temperature, but keeping it in the refrigerator can help alleviate symptoms of pain. Do not freeze.
    • Temporary burning and stinging in the eye may occur after putting in the drop.
    • If you are taking Omnipred (prednisolone acetate) long-term, you may need to gradually stop taking this medication. Take it exactly as your doctor prescribed and do not stop suddenly.
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