Steroid eye drops in Detroit; confusion, FDA issues warning By William Goldstein on January 05, 2012


Steroid eye drops in Detroit can have side effects such as cataracts and glaucoma. Now, one particular steroid eye drop has an additional 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.

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