What Bexipred® is and what it is used for?
Bexipred® is the preparation of prednisolone acetate which is belongs to a group of medicines known as steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Bexipred® is used in adults for the short-term treatment of eye inflammation.
It reduces the irritation, burning, redness and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, allergy, or foreign objects in the eye.
Before you take Bexipred®
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
- If you are allergic to prednisolone acetate, benzalkonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- If you suffer from viral, fungal or bacterial eye infections
- If you suffer from tuberculosis of the eye
- If you have injuries to or ulcers on the cornea
- If you have previously had herpes simplex
Take special care with Bexipred®
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you suffer from, or have in the past suffered from:
- Eye ulcers or have had a disease or treatment to the eye that caused the tissue to become thin
- You have glaucoma or are being treated for raised pressure within the eye
- You have had surgery for cataracts
- Bacterial, viral or fungal eye infections
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are using or have used other steroid eye drops, as frequent or long-term use of steroids can result in additional side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicine, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine as steroids may be harmful to the baby.
How to take Bexipred® (Administration)?
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
Eye: The frequency of instillation of drops and the duration of treatment will vary depending upon the severity of the underlying condition and the response to treatment.
The recommended dose is 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) 2 to 4 times a day. During the first two days of treatment you may be asked to apply the drops as often as every hour.
If you take more Bexipred® than you should
Putting too many drops in your eye(s) is unlikely to lead to unwanted side effects. If you have placed too many drops in your eye(s), wash your eye(s) with clean water. Apply your next dose at the normal time.
If, by accident, anyone drinks this medicine, contact your doctor straight away.
If you forget to take Bexipred®
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Bexipred®
Bexipred® should be used as advised by your doctor. Do not stop using Bexipred® until your doctor has told you to. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Bexipred® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Topical steroid use may result in increased intraocular pressure leading to optic nerve damage, reduced visual acuity and visual field defects.
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
How to store Bexipred®?
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Discard the bottle 28 days after opening, even if there is solution remaining.
Do not store above 25°C (room temperature). Do not freeze.