STORAGE: They are usually stored at room temperature.
DOSING: Doses range between 1 to 3 drops of the suspension instilled into the eye every 1 to 6 hours. The dose for an ointment is 1/2 inch 3 to 4 times daily. (Patients should see the instructions for each agent for more detailed information about how to use these agents.)
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of use of these drugs during pregnancy.
NURSING MOTHERS: Steroids are secreted in breast-milk when taken as pills or injections. These steroid-containing eye drops and ointments have not been adequately studies in women who are breastfeeding.
Medically reviewed by Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
REFERENCES: FDA Prescribing Information for Blephamide, Catapred, Isopto, Pred-G, Poly-Pred, Tobradex, Zylet
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