Compare Prednisolone vs. Aristocort

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Pred Forte
(Prednisolone)

Oralone
(Triamcinolone)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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The Prednisolone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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Pred Forte (Prednisolone) is a steroid that lowers your immune response to allergens and reduces eye redness and swelling.Coming soon.
Type of medication
PrednisoloneAristocort
CorticosteroidPrescription only
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Available as
PrednisoloneAristocort
  • Eye drops
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Adrenal insufficiency Allergic rhinitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Long-term use
  • Long-term use
  • Long-term use
  • History of glaucoma
  • Long-term use
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
PrednisoloneAristocort
  • Decreases swelling and redness in your eyes.
  • Doesn't cause the same types of side effects that oral forms of steroids do.
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Downsides and risks
PrednisoloneAristocort
  • 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.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
PrednisoloneAristocort
  • 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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