Pred Mild

Pred Mild is an eyedrop medication used to treat mild to moderate inflammation of several different parts of the eye. Do not use Pred Mild to treat an infection.

Pred Mild Overview

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Pred Mild is a prescription eyedrop medication used to treat mild to moderate non-infectious inflammation of several different parts of the eye. Pred Mild belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. These work by reducing your body's capability to produce certain chemicals that play a role in inflammation.

This medication comes in eyedrop form and is typically administered 2 to 4 times daily.

Common side effects of Pred Mild include increased eye blood pressure, cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.

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Uses of Pred Mild

Pred Mild is a prescription eyedrop medication used to treat mild to moderate allergic and/or other non-infectious inflammation of several different parts of the eye including the eyelids, the conjunctiva (the thin inner lining of the eyelid and outer coating of the eyeball), the cornea, and the sclera (the white areas of the eyeball).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 

Manufacturer

Prednisolone

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Pred Mild Drug Class

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Side Effects of Pred Mild

Serious side effects have been reported with Pred Mild. See the “Pred Mild Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Pred Mild include the following:

  • elevated eye blood pressure
  • cataract formation
  • delayed wound healing
  • dilated pupils
  • eye redness
  • temporary eye burning and stinging upon administration
  • eye irritation

This is not a complete list of Pred Mild side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pred Mild Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • bromfenac eyedrops
  • diclofenac eyedrops
  • flurbiprofen eyedrops
  • ketorolac eyedrops
  • phenylephrine eyedrops
  • nepafenac eyedrops
  • suprofen eyedrops
  • smallpox vaccine

This is not a complete list of Pred Mild drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pred Mild Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Pred Mild including the following:

  • Allergic reactions. Pred Mild contains sodium bisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including life-threatening reactions and less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people. Inform your physician if you have asthma.
  • Glaucoma. Prolonged use of Pred Mild may result in glaucoma with damage to nerves of the eye, defects in visual ability and fields of vision, and cataract formation. Prolonged use may also suppress the immune system and increase the risk of eye infections. Only use Pred Mild for as long as your physician tells you to.
  • Reduced immune system function. Use of Pred Mild may prolong the course and potentially exacerbate the severity of many viral infections of the eye, including herpes simplex. Inform your physician if you have an eye infection.
  • Thinning of eye tissue. Long-term use of Pred Mild has been known to cause thinning of eye tissues. Only use Pred Mild for as long as your physician tells you to.
  • Eye infections. This product is sterile when packaged. To prevent contamination, care should be taken to avoid touching the bottle tip to eyelids or to any other surface. The use of this bottle by more than one person may spread infection. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use.
  • Delayed wound healing. The use of Pred Mild after cataract surgery may delay healing and increase the risk of complications. Inform your physician if you have recently had cataract surgery.

Pred Mild is not effective in the treatment of mustard gas keratitis and/or Sjögren's keratoconjunctivitis.

If inflammation or pain persists longer than 48 hours or your eye becomes aggravated,  discontinue use of Pred Mild and consult your physician.

Do not take Pred Mild if you:

  • have or suspect you might have an eye infection of any kind
  • are allergic to Pred Mild or to any of its ingredients

Pred Mild Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Pred Mild, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking Pred Mild, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Pred Mild or to any of its ingredients
  • have or suspect you might have an eye infection
  • have recently had eye surgery of any kind
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • have asthma
  • have glaucoma
  • have mustard gas keratitis or Sjögren's keratoconjunctivitis

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Pred Mild and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Pred Mild falls into category C. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

Pred Mild and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if Pred Mild crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Pred Mild.

Pred Mild Usage

Take Pred Mild exactly as prescribed.

Pred Mild comes in eyedrop form and is typically administered 2 to 4 times daily. Shake Pred Mild well before using.

If inflammation or pain persists longer than 48 hours or your eye becomes aggravated,  discontinue use of Pred Mild and consult your physician.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Pred Mild at the same time.

Pred Mild Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your age

The recommended dose of Pred Mild for the treatment of mild to moderate allergic and/or other non-infectious inflammation of the eye is one to two drops administered into the conjunctival sac two to four times daily. 

Pred Mild Overdose

If you take too much Pred Mild, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store at temperatures up to 25°C (77°F)
  • Protect from freezing
  • Store in an upright position
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children