Pred Forte   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing 1 or 2 drops bid to qid. More often in the first 48 hours if necessary. Taper
Chem Specs prednisolone acetate 1.0%,
Quantities 5ml, 10ml, 15ml
Cost Pred Forte (brand) 158.00 / 5ml      generic 41.82/5ml
Class Ketone based acetate corticosteroid .
Action Anti-inflammatory
Usage Indicated for the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammation of the palpebral and
bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe.
Good penetration. Suited for the more severe ocular inflammations, but is not adequate
therapy for posterior uveitis or panuveitis. Can take several weeks to be fully effective.
Contraindications Most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva including epithelial herpes simplex
keratitis, vaccinia, and varicella, mycobacterial and fungal disease. Hypersensitivity
to any of the ingredients of this preparation and to other corticosteroids.
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients is established.
Pregnancy Category C. Teratogenic in mice at normal human ophthalmic dose.
Fungal and bacterial overgrowth, cataract formation, raised IOP, globe perforation
possible with long term use.
Commonly: Econopred Plus (Alcon),  Omnipred (Alcon). Generic drop concentration
and dose uniformity have been questioned.1   
Consider Durezol.
Pred Mild is the 1/8% preparation and is seldom prescribed.
    N.L.M. DailyMed page for Pred Forte          PDR page for Pred Forte 1. Stringer W, Bryant R. Clin Ophthalmol 2010;4:1119–24.