Synthetic Corticosteroid Pharmaceutical Raw Materials Prednisolone Acetate 52-21-1
Quick Details for Prednisolone Acetate
Product Name: Prednisolone Acetate
Product Categories: Biochemistry;Hydroxyketosteroids;Steroids;Intermediates & Fine Chemicals;Pharmaceuticals;API;METICOTOLONE;Applicable to rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, lupus erythematosus (sle), scleroderma, dermatomyositis, acute lymphocytic leukemia, etc
Melting point : 240-244 °C
Chemical Properties : White crystalline powder
Usage : Synthetic corticosteroid; metabolically interconvertible with prednisone.
Usage : glucocorticoid .
Prednisolone Acetate is used for
Product features Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, a derivative of cortisol, which is used to treat a variety of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions. It is the active metabolite of the drug prednisone and is used especially in patients with hepatic failure, as these individuals are unable to metabolise prednisone into prednisolone. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid drug with predominant glucocorticoid and low mineralocorticoid activity, making it useful for the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions such as asthma, uveitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, pericarditis, temporal arteritis and Crohn’s disease, Bell’s palsy, multiple sclerosis, cluster headaches, vasculitis, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and autoimmune hepatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Kawasaki disease and dermatomyositis. It is also used for treatment of sarcoidosis, though the mechanism is unknown. Prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension (eye drops) is an adrenocortical steroid product, prepared as a sterile ophthalmic suspension and used to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions affecting the eye. Prednisolone can also be used as an immunosuppressive drug for organ transplants and in cases of adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease).
Corticosteroids inhibit the inflammatory response to a variety of inciting agents and, it is presumed, delay or slow healing. They inhibit the edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilation, leukocyte migration, capillary proliferation, fibroblast proliferation, deposition of collagen, and scar formation with inflammation. Possible side-effects include fluid retention of the face (moon face, Cushing’s syndrome), acne, constipation, and mood swings. A lengthy course of prednisolone can cause bloody or black tarry stools from bleeding into the stomach (this requires urgent medical attention); filling or rounding out of the face; muscle cramps or pain; muscle weakness; nausea; pain in back, hips, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs; reddish-purple stretch marks on arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin; thin and shiny skin; unusual bruising; urinating at night; rapid weight gain; and wounds that will not heal. Prolonged use of prednisolone can lead to the development of osteoporosis which makes bones more fragile and susceptible to fractures. One way to help alleviate this side effect is through the use of calcium and vitamin D supplements.
This medication is used to treat certain eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. Prednisolone acetate works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
How to use prednisolone acetate ophthalmic
Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to the manufacturer’s directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again .
If your doctor does approve the wearing of contact lenses during treatment with this medication, remove the lenses before using the eye drops. The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose of the eye drop before wearing the lenses again .