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Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension belongs to a group of medicine called steroids. It is used for treatment of redness and swelling in the eyes caused by infection or allergy. It provides relief from redness, itchiness and soreness by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Never use Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes after application before putting them back.

You should not discontinue using the medicine unless your doctor tells you so. Stopping the medication before time may allow the bacteria to continue their growth, which may result in return of the infection.

It may cause eye irritation, burning sensation, and watery eyes. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. It may also blurred your vision or cause other changes in sight for a short time, do not drive or operate other machines until your vision is clear. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Lotefort Opthalmic Suspension

  • Redness and swelling in the eye

Side effects of Lotefort Opthalmic Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lotefort

  • Eye irritation
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning sensation

How Lotefort Opthalmic Suspension works

Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Lotefort Opthalmic Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension
₹17.0/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
Lotesol 2 Eye Drop
Nri Vision Care India Limited
₹17/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
same price
Pidone Eye Drop
Sapient Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹20/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
18% costlier
Lotepred LS Eye Drop
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹23/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
35% costlier
Lotovak-LS Eye Drop
Devak Formulations
₹24.5/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
44% costlier
Lotel LS Eye Drop
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
₹26/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
53% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lotefort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Redness, swelling pain and wateringAntibiotics along with lubricant eye drops given
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It could be conjunctivitis get your eye examination by doctor
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FAQs

Q. What is Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension? What is it used for?

Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to relieve swelling, itchiness and redness of the eyes that may be caused due to infection.

Q. Is Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension effective?

Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension?

No, you should not stop using Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension suddenly without talking to your doctor. You may feel better and your symptoms may also improve before completing the full course of treatment. Still, it is advised to continue the medication as stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension avoided?

Use of Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension?

Keep Lotefort LS Opthalmic Suspension in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.
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