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LOTEL EYE OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 113.50 for 1 tube(s) (5 GM eye ointment each)
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Composition for LOTEL

Loteprednol(5 mg)

food interaction for LOTEL

alcohol interaction for LOTEL

pregnancy interaction for LOTEL

lactation interaction for LOTEL

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alcohol
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Lotel eye ointment 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
Lotel eye ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for LOTEL

Loteprednol(5 mg)

Uses

Lotel eye ointment is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Lotel eye ointment 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

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Expert advice for LOTEL

  • 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 LOTEL

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 15 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)