Cortan Eye Drops(Prednisolone Acetate)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Cortan Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension: Each ml sterile Ophthalmic Suspension contains Prednisolone Acetate USP 10 mg.

Description

Prednisolone Acetate is a glucocorticoid. It inhibits edema, inflammation, capillary proliferation, deposition of collagen. Therefore, swelling and pain of inflammatory conditions is decreased.

Indications

Cortan is indicated for the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe.

Dosage & Administration

Instill one drop into the conjunctival sac two to four times daily. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosing frequency may be increased if necessary. Care should be taken not to discontinue the therapy before completing the course.
Paediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Side Effects

Elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation and delayed wound healing.
Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly may develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroid.

Precautions

Shake the bottle well before use. Prolonged use of corticosteroids may result in damage to the optic nerve and defects in vision. If this product is used for longer period of time, intraocular pressure should be routinely monitored.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy: Prednisolone Acetate is pregnancy category C. So, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Lactation: It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids would result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Prednisolone Acetate is administered to a nursing woman.