Steroid eye drops in Detroit can have side effects such as cataracts
. Now, one particular steroid eye drop has an additional warning....it can be confused with a wart removal medication.
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning to pharmacists and health care providers about potential injury stemming from confusion between the ophthalmic solution Durezol and a prescription topical wart remover called Durasal. The warning stemmed from a report of serious injury when a pharmacist gave an eye surgery patient Durasal (salicylic acid 26%, Elorac) rather than Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%, Alcon).
Application of this wart removal medication to the eye could cause a serious chemical burn, so extra caution is advised when filling these prescriptions.