Prednisolone – Sulfacetamide Compound
Ophthalmic Corticosteroid – Antibacterial
Indications And Clinical Uses: Inflammatory and allergic disease of the eye especially when antibacterial effect is desired.
Contra-Indications: Tuberculosis, fungal and most viral lesions of the eye (herpes simplex/dendritic keratitis): vaccinia; varicella; acute purulent conjunctivitis and acute purulent blepharitis and in those persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Precautions: Extended use of topical steroid therapy may cause increased intraocular pressure in certain individuals. It is advisable that intraocular pressure be checked frequently. In those diseases causing thinning of the cornea, perforation has been known to occur with the use of topical steroids. Prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. Appropriate measures should be taken if superinfection occurs. A few individuals may be sensitive to one or more components of this product. If any reactions indicating sensitivity are observed, discontinue use.
The protracted use of topical corticosteroids in the eye has been rarely associated with the development of posterior subcapsular cataracts.
Pregnancy: The safety of intensive or protracted use of topical corticosteroids during pregnancy has not been substantiated.
Dosage: Administration should be adjusted to the specific needs of the individual; 2 or 3 drops should be instilled into the conjunctival sac every hour or two during the day and less often at night until response is favorable. The dosage should be reduced thereafter.
Availability And Storage: Each mL of sterile suspension contains: microcrystalline prednisolone acetate USP 5 mg (0.5%) suspended in an isotonic buffered and preserved solution of sulfacetamide sodium USP 100 mg (10%). Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, phenylethyl alcohol, sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium phosphate monobasic, sodium thiosulfate, tyloxapol and water. Dropper bottles of 5 mL. Store in a cool place.
METIMYD® Schering Prednisolone – Sulfacetamide Compound Ophthalmic Corticosteroid – Antibacterial