Lotemax Eye Drops Loteprednol Etabonate and/or alternatives
Lotemax 0.5%Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb Inc Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Lotemax 0.5%Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb Pharma. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Loteprednol Etabonate 0.5%Generic Alternative to Lotemax Eye Drops 0.5%
Manufacturer: Allergan Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Lotemax Eye Drops
Lotemax Eye Drops falls under a category of drugs known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids prevent the release of certain substances in the body that have the potential to cause inflammation. The generic name of Lotemax Eye Drops is loteprednol ophthalmic.
Indications & Dosage of Lotemax Eye Drops
Lotemax Eye Drops are generally indicated for treating eye problems like certain infections, swelling, allergies, and conditions like acne rosacea and herpes zoster. It may also be indicated for other uses by a doctor.
The dosage of Lotemax Eye Drops is primarily dependent on a doctor’s prescription. Using a higher or lower dose than prescribed does not help at all and may even lead to several health complications. Generally, the recommended dosage is around 4-8 drops of Lotemax Eye Drops per eye in a single day. For controlling severe inflammation, a doctor may prescribe a drop of Lotemax Eye Drops per eye per hour.
Patients should be aware of a few facts before they buy Lotemax Eye Drops. The dropper should not be made to touch any surface. If contaminated, it can cause severe damage to the eyes. It can even lead to permanent loss of vision. Lotemax Eye Drops should not be used while wearing contact lenses. Checkups are necessary on a regular basis to ensure optimum eye health. Lastly, the drug should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lotemax Eye Drops
Several side effects may be experienced by Lotemax users. Some side effects are temporary in nature and do not cause much harm. Some of the minor side effects of Lotemax Eye Drops are:
- Dry and itchy eyes, watery eyes, eye redness;
- Increased sensitivity to light;
- Sore throat and runny nose;
- Frequent headaches;
- Regular eye irritation;
The occurrence of certain other side effects is also highly possible. However, these side effects may be more severe in nature than the aforementioned symptoms. Urgent medical attention is required if any of the following side effects occur:
- Signs like swelling, irritation, redness and drainage, indicating a newer infection;
- Severe vision problems;
- Severe pain and discomfort while using Lotemax Eye Drops;
There are no known substances, whether oral or injected, that can interact with Lotemax Eye Drops. However, it is best to consult the doctor before taking any other prescription or non-prescription drug during treatment with Lotemax Eye Drops.
Warnings & Precautions Lotemax Eye Drops
Before deciding to buy Lotemax Eye Drops, patients should know that they must not use the medicine if they are allergic to any of its ingredients. People who have any sort of existing infection in their eyes should also not buy Lotemax Eye Drops and use it as it may worsen the condition.
People with certain medical conditions like cataract, herpes infection, and/or glaucoma should consult a doctor before taking Lotemax Eye Drops.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult the doctor about the safety of using Lotemax Eye Drops while they are pregnant and nursing respectively.