Lotemax Eye Drops(Loteprednol Etabonate)
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Lotemax Eye Drops Drug Information
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Lotemax Eye Drops Overview
Lotemax Eye Drops is used to treat certain eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. It is also used after eye surgery. Loteprednol works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
How to Use Lotemax Eye Drops
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 Lotemax Eye Drops, remove the lenses before using the eye drops. The preservative in Lotemax Eye Drops may be absorbed by contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose of the eye drop before wearing the lenses again. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. Shake the bottle well before using. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place 1 drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed and if your dose is for more than 1 drop. Apply as often as directed by your doctor. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (for example, other drops or ointments), wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye. Use Lotemax Eye Drops regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not use Lotemax Eye Drops more often or for longer than prescribed because doing so may increase your risk of side effects. Continue to use Lotemax Eye Drops for the full time prescribed. Do not stop using Lotemax Eye Drops without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Do not use Lotemax Eye Drops if it becomes contaminated (for example, drops turn a dark color). Use of contaminated eye medication can cause infection, serious damage to the eye, and loss of vision. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 days or if it worsens.
Lotemax Eye Drops Precautions
Before using loteprednol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Lotemax Eye Drops may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lotemax Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,eye infections, cataracts, glaucoma (open-angle type), severe nearsightedness (myopia), diabetes. After you apply Lotemax Eye Drops, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you develop a new eye infection or injury, or require eye surgery, ask your doctor if you should continue to use your current bottle of loteprednol eye drops or start a new bottle. During pregnancy, Lotemax Eye Drops should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if the medication in Lotemax Eye Drops passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Lotemax Eye Drops Misdose
If you miss a dose of Lotemax Eye Drops, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Lotemax Eye Drops Interactions
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with Lotemax Eye Drops. While using Lotemax Eye Drops, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share the list with your doctor and pharmacist to reduce your risk for serious medication problems.
Lotemax Eye Drops Side Effects
What are Lotemax Eye Drops side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Lotemax Eye Drops may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Lotemax Eye Drops as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Lotemax Eye Drops
The side effects of Lotemax Eye Drops may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Lotemax Eye Drops. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Lotemax Eye Drops may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Lotemax Eye Drops, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Lotemax Eye Drops.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Lotemax Eye Drops, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Lotemax Eye Drops and the side effects associated with Lotemax Eye Drops are described in the following:
Common Lotemax Eye Drops Side Effects
- blurred vision
- visual changes
- dry eye
- eye tearing
- ocular pain
- ocular redness
- ocular itching
- headache disorder
- anterior chamber inflammation
Less Frequent Lotemax Eye Drops Side Effects
- disorder of cornea
- ocular hypertension
- eyelid erythema
- ocular discharge
- ocular irritation
Rare or Very Rare Lotemax Eye Drops Side Effects
- fungal infection of eye
- impaired wound healing
- viral ocular infection
- globe perforation
- ocular infection
- bacterial eye infection
- posterior capsule opacification
- foreign body sensation of eye
Lotemax Eye Drops Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep bottle upright and tightly closed when not in use. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Lotemax Eye Drops when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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