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Left eye vision blurred, given Wysolone 20 for a month. Side effects of the drug ?

Hi, my husband has a problem in his left eye. He is 52 and his vision is become blurred. So the doctor has given him WYSOLONE 20 FOR ONE MONTH. So i just want to know does it have steroids. What are the after effects of this medicines. Will it damage the eyes more or will he get the vision. Please give me a honest and faithful answer. Good day
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Hi Preeti,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
The Wysolone is a steroid called Prednisolone and has got many side effects but at times is very beneficial in certain diseases.
Whether it would lead to any benefit will depend on what is causing the vision loss.
Please get the proper and thorough check up of the eye for vision loss.
If an Ophthalmologist does not find any local cause then it may be something more serious in the brain and you should get him examined by an experienced physician.
The side effects of steroid can be Cushing's syndrome and growth retardation in childn; osteoporosis, fractures. Peptic ulceration; glaucoma, cataracts; hyperglycaemia, pancreatitis; increased appetite, obesity. Topical: Thinning and atrophy, systemic absorption with prolonged use over large surface, broken skin or under occlusive dressing. Rash, allergic reactions, pruritus. Intradermal/Intralesional: Local hypopigmentation of hyperpigmented lesions. Ophthalmic: Raised IOP and reduced visual function.
Potentially Fatal: Acute adrenal insufficiency precipitated by infection, trauma or surgery in patients on long-term therapy or following cessation of such therapy. Hypotension following rapid IV injection.
Please note that all the side effect do not appear as a rule but can appear in any one taking them.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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