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ATC codes: S01BA04
EMLc
Indication
Scleritis ICD11 code: 9B51
INN
Prednisolone
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Local > Ophthalmological > Solution (eye drops): 0.5% (sodium phosphate)
EML status history
First added in 1989 (TRS 796)
Changed in 1991 (TRS 825)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee noted comments on the need for topical ophthalmic steroids to be administered under expert supervision to avoid inadvertent use in herpes simplex infections. The Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of prednisolone eye drops with a square box on the EMLc.