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What should I know before using prednisolone-sulfacetamide?

You should know that prednisolone-sulfacetamide is a combination product containing two eye medications: the corticosteroid prednisolone and the antibiotic sulfacetamide. You may experience side effects from one or both components. Always talk with your doctor about any other medications you are taking before beginning prednisolone-sulfacetamide. Alert your doctor if you have had a recent cataract surgery or if you have damage to the cornea, sclera, severely dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, damage to your nerves or diabetes.   Women who are pregnant, breast feeding or who expect to become pregnant, should be sure that the doctor who will prescribe the eye medication knows. It is not known if prednisolone-sulfacetamide can harm an unborn infant or if it can be passed through breast milk. Prednisolone-sulfacetamide is only indicated for bacterial infections, and will not cure viral or fungal infections.

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