Compare Cortisone vs. Prednisolone

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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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.

Upsides
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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
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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.
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Used for
  • 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 Hodgkin's disease Hypercalcemia of malignancy Inflammatory disorder of musculoskeletal system Mycosis fungoides Neoplastic disease Nephrotic syndrome Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Trichinosis Tuberculosis of meninges; Adjunct
  • Carcinoma of breast Carcinoma of prostate Fever
  • Due to malignancy; treatment adjunct Intracranial tumor Multiple myeloma
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Cortisone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Pred Forte (Prednisolone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Cataracts
    • Long-term use
  • Cornea hole
    • Long-term use
  • Glaucoma
    • Long-term use
    • History of glaucoma
  • Infections in your eyes
    • Long-term use
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