Steroid and antibiotic eye drops (Blephamide, Catapred, Isopto, Pred-G, Poly-Pred, Tobradex, Zylet) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: These drugs work locally in the eye and very little drug is absorbed into the blood stream. There is a low chance of drug interactions with these agents.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of use these drugs during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Steroids are secreted in breast-milk when taken as pills or injections. These steroid-containing eye drops have not been adequately studies in women who are breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with these agents are irritation, itching, swelling, and redness of the eye. Allergic reactions and delayed wound healing may occur. Some agents may increase pressure in the eye and worsen glaucoma. Cataract formation and optic nerve damage also may occur.

REFERENCES: FDA Prescribing Information for Blephamide, Catapred, Isopto, Pred-G, Poly-Pred, Tobradex, Zylet

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2014

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