Exopred

Exopred

Manufacturer:

Allergan

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per mL Prednisolone acetate 10 mg, ofloxacin 3 mg
Indications/Uses
Eye infection w/ inflammation. Post-cataract inflammation control; steroid responsive inflammation of the palpebral & bulbar conjunctiva, cornea & anterior segment of the globe. Treatment of conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers; external eye & ocular surfaces infections caused by gm -ve & gm +ve bacteria & anaerobic species.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Instill 1-2 drops into conjunctival sac bid-tid; may be increased to 2 drops hrly in the initial 24-48 hr.
Contraindications
Dendritic keratitis, vaccinia, varicella & most viral diseases of cornea & conjunctiva, ocular TB, fungal eye diseases. Hypersensitivity to other quinolones.
Special Precautions
Do not inj subconjunctivally or introduce directly into the anterior chamber of the eye. Concomitant systemic quinolones including ofloxacin. Perforation in diseases causing thinning of cornea. Frequent mandatory slit-lamp microscopy in presence of stromal herpes simplex. Prolonged use may lead to glaucoma, cataract & fungal infections. Posterior subcapsular cataract formation may occur after heavy or protracted use. Overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms. Monitor IOP. History of herpes simplex keratitis. Pregnancy, lactation. Infant <1 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Increased IOP w/ optic nerve damage, visual field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infections from fungi or viruses liberated from ocular tissues & perforation of the globe when there is corneal or scleral thinning, delayed wound healing. Systemic side effects (w/ extensive use). Transient ocular burning or discomfort, stinging, redness, itching, chemical conjunctivitis/keratitis, periocular/facial edema, foreign body sensation, photophobia, blurred vision, tearing, dryness & eye pain.
ATC Classification
S01CA02 - prednisolone and antiinfectives ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids in combination with antiinfectives. Used in the treatment of eye diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Exopred eye susp
Packing/Price
5 mL x 1's
Register or sign in to continue
Asia's one-stop resource for medical news, clinical reference and education
Sign up for free
Already a member? Sign in