Lotel Eye Ointment

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Overview

Uses of Lotel Eye Ointment
Lotel Eye Ointment is used for redness and swelling in the eye. It treats and prevents redness & swelling (inflammation) following eye surgery.
Lotel Eye Ointment side effects
Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes
How to use Lotel Eye Ointment
This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.
How Lotel Eye Ointment works
Lotel Eye Ointment is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.
Lotel Eye Ointment related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
Lotel Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Lotel Eye Ointment 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
Lotel Eye Ointment 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 miss a dose of Lotel Eye Ointment?
If you miss a dose of Lotel Eye Ointment, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Lotel Eye Ointment to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Lotel Eye Ointment 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 Lotel Eye Ointment. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Lotel Eye Ointment suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lotel with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Lotel/Lotel etabonate?
Lotel is a corticosteroid available as an eye drop that reduces inflammation of superficial structures of the eye.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Jul 2018.
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Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
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