1% Econopred® Plus
ECONOPRED® and ECONOPRED® Plus (Prednisolone Acetate) are adrenocortical steroid products prepared as sterile ophthalmic suspensions.
Econopred (prednisolone OPHTHALMIC) is indicated for the following:
Steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe such as allergic conjunctivitis, acne rosacea, superficial punctate keratitis, herpes zoster keratitis, iritis, cyclitis, selected infective conjunctivitides, when the inherent hazard of steroid use is accepted to obtain an advisable diminution in edema and inflammation; corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies.
Published Studies Related to Econopred (Prednisolone Ophthalmic)
A multicenter randomized controlled fellow eye trial of pulse-dosed difluprednate 0.05% versus prednisolone acetate 1% in cataract surgery. [2011.10]
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of 2 corticosteroids on corneal thickness and visual acuity after cataract surgery. DESIGN: Multicenter, randomized, contralateral-eye, double-masked trial... CONCLUSIONS: In this high-dose pulsed-therapy regimen, difluprednate reduced inflammation more effectively than prednisolone acetate, resulting in more rapid return of vision. Difluprednate was superior at protecting the cornea and reducing macular thickening after cataract surgery. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Randomized trial of intravitreal clindamycin and dexamethasone versus pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and prednisolone in treatment of ocular toxoplasmosis. [2011.01]
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of intravitreal injection of clindamycin and dexamethasone with classic treatment for ocular toxoplasmosis... CONCLUSIONS: Intravitreal injection of clindamycin and dexamethasone may be an acceptable alternative to the classic treatment in ocular toxoplasmosis. It may offer the patient more convenience, a safer systemic side effect profile, greater availability, and fewer follow-up visits and hematologic evaluations. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Methylprednisolone applied directly to the round window reduces dizziness after cochlear implantation: a randomized clinical trial. 
This prospective, double-blind controlled, randomized clinical trial of 43 adults showed that topical methylprednisolone applied to the round window during cochlear implantation was effective in protecting inner ear function. Postoperative vestibular disturbance was significantly lower in the steroid group (5%) than the control group (29%)...
Comparison of orbital floor triamcinolone acetonide and oral prednisolone for cataract surgery management in patients with non-infectious uveitis. [2010.05]
PURPOSE: To compare orbital floor triamcinolone acetonide and oral prednisolone in cataract surgery in patients with chronic non-infectious uveitis with regard to visual outcome, postoperative inflammation and macular edema... CONCLUSIONS: A single intraoperative orbital floor injection of triamcinolone acetonide is as effective on postoperative inflammation, macular edema, and visual outcome as a 4-week course of postoperative oral prednisolone in cataract surgery with IOL implantation in uveitis patients.
Effect of oral prednisolone on visual outcomes and complications after scleral buckling. [2010.03]
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of oral prednisolone on visual outcomes and complications of scleral buckling (SB) in phakic eyes with acute rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD)... CONCLUSIONS: Postoperative oral prednisolone does not seem to improve the visual outcomes and complications of scleral buckling in simple phakic RRD.
Clinical Trials Related to Econopred (Prednisolone Ophthalmic)
Efficacy Study of Adrenocorticotropin Hormone to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Relapses After Sub-responding to an Initial 3 Day Course of Intravenous (IV) Methylprednisolone [Recruiting]
Nanocort in Acute Exacerbation of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) [Recruiting]
Patients with an acute exacerbation of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis or with
Clinically Isolated Syndrome receive either one single infusion of Nanocort or three daily
infusions of SoluMedrol. Main objective is to assess the occurrence of new
gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted lesions at week 8 vs week 1 after treatment.
Biomarkers of Lupus Disease: Serial Biomarker Sampling in Patients With Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) [Recruiting]
Hypothesis: A reason for repeated disappointing outcomes of clinical trials testing targeted
immune biologics for lupus may be the heterogeneity of the disease, exacerbated by the
variable effects on immune homeostasis of the background medications that must be continued,
in most study designs, in these flare-prone patients.
Purpose of Study: This study will purposefully study a population equivalent to the placebo
group of typical trials in SLE. Patients will enter the trial in mild-moderate flare, be
treated with depomedrol, and background treatments will be withdrawn. Biomarkers at entry on
various medications will be compared to biomarkers after steroid efficacy with background
medications withdrawn. Depomedrol usually slowly wears off over one to three months.
Patients will be closely observed, with serial biomarkers drawn at monthly intervals or,
immediately at the time of a new flare. Those patients who do develop new flares during the
course of the next year (maximal participation time) will donate blood samples for
biomarkers (flaring on tapering or absent depomedrol effect) and will then be immediately
treated as deemed appropriate, exiting the study. The study will end when 50 patients have
met this endpoint. A control population of matched, healthy individuals will donate blood
once for the same biomarker studies.
Prednisolone and Acupuncture in Bell's Palsy: a Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Multicentre Trial in China [Recruiting]
The aim of this study is to compare the effects of prednisolone and staging acupuncture in
the recovery of the affected facial nerve, and to verify that whether in combination with
staging acupuncture is more effective than prednisolone alone for Bell's palsy in a large
number of patients.
Methylprednisolone N Acetylcysteine in Hepatic Resections [Recruiting]
This is a prospective double-blind randomized phase II clinical trial, with two groups of
intervention (one with administration of N-acetylcysteine and the other with administration
of methylprednisolone), and one group of placebo. The purpose of this study is to
investigate the role of N-acetylcysteine and Methylprednisolone in the modulation of warm
ischemia of the liver during hepatic resection. In fact to avoid massive blood loss in liver
surgery, continuous or intermittent vascular clamping of the hepatic hilum ('Pringle
maneuver') is generally used with good results. However, as a consequence, ischemia and
subsequent reperfusion result in complex metabolic, immunological, and microvascular
changes, which together might contribute to hepatocellular damage and dysfunction. This
phenomenon, known as ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury of the liver, is a complex multi-path
process leading to the activation of some inflammatory pathways. Any patient candidate to
liver resection will be enrolled in the study based on the aforementioned criteria. The
primary objective of the study is to assess the real efficacy of Methylprednisolone and
N-acetylcysteine in reducing the secondary damage from ischemia reperfusion injury in liver
resection and in reducing inflammatory response. Secondary objective of the study is whether
the reduction of ischemia-reperfusion injury results in: lower incidence of postoperative
liver failure, improvement of postoperative liver function, and reduction of blood
components transfusions. The randomization will be done the day before the operation. The
drugs will be prepared in a blind fashion by the hospital pharmacy. The hospital pharmacy
will provide to each patient a drip to make bolus of about an hour before the start of the
liver resection and a syringe pump for an infusion of approximately 6 hours. If the patient
is enrolled and randomized in the placebo arm, he/she will receive 250 ml of glucose 5%
plus the infusion of 100 ml of glucose 5% If the patient is randomized in the
Methylprednisolone arm, he/she will receive a dose of 500 mg in 250 ml of glucose 5% plus
100 mg of glucose 5%. If the patient is randomized in the N-acetylcysteine arm, he/she will
receive a dose of 150 mg/kg in 250 ml of glucose 5% plus N-acetylcysteine 50 mg/kg in 100 ml
glucose 5%. Systematic sampling of liver function tests will be done the day before the
operation, at the end of the operation, as well as in postoperative day 1, 3, 5 and 7.
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