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ETAPRED 0.5% EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 95 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for ETAPRED

Loteprednol(0.5%w/v)

food interaction for ETAPRED

alcohol interaction for ETAPRED

pregnancy interaction for ETAPRED

lactation interaction for ETAPRED

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Etapred 0.5% eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Etapred 0.5% eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ETAPRED

Loteprednol(0.5%w/v)

Uses

Etapred 0.5% eye drop is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Etapred 0.5% eye drop belongs to a class of medication called as ophthalmic corticosteroid. The exact mechanism of action is not known. They are thought to induce certain proteins (phospholipase A 2 inhibitory proteins) which inhibit the formation of other compounds like prostaglandin and leukotrienes which promote inflammation. As a result, the redness, swelling, and itching is relieved at the site of administration.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Conjunctival redness, Conjuntival disorder, Corneal damage, Dry eye, Eye discharge, Eye irritation, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Headache, Increased production of tears, Itching

SUBSTITUTES for ETAPRED

3 Substitutes
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  • LOTEFLAM 0.5% EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 18.50/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 92.50
    save 3% more per ML of eye drop
  • LOTEL 0.5% EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 20.75/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 103.75
    pay 9% more per ML of eye drop
  • LOTESOL EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Nri Vision Care Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 16/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 80
    save 16% more per ML of eye drop

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Expert advice for ETAPRED

  • Do not start or continue loteprednol if you have increased pressure inside the eyes that cause visual problem (glaucoma), pain, redness, itching or inflammation in eyes, or after a recent cataract surgery.
  • Avoid using for more than 10 days.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ETAPRED

Loteprednol

Q.What is loteprednol/loteprednol etabonate?
Loteprednol is a corticosteroid available as an eye drop that reduces inflammation of superficial structures of the eye.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)