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Lotemox Eye Drop

Prescription Required

Introduction

Lotemox Eye Drop is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the growth of bacteria and helps in relieving redness, itching and swelling.

Lotemox Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects include discomfort and irritation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication.  It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Lotemox Eye Drop

  • Eye infection with inflammation

Side effects of Lotemox Eye Drop

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 Lotemox

  • Eye irritation
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Lotemox Eye Drop

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 dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Lotemox Eye Drop works

Lotemox Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Loteprednol etabonate and Moxifloxacin. Loteprednol etabonate is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy. Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your eye infection and inflammation.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lotemox Eye Drop 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lotemox Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lotemox Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lotemox Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Lotemox Eye Drop is used for the treatment of bacterial infection and inflammation of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS

Patient Concerns

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In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
what is the cause of redness of eye
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Infection, allergy, inflammation are major causes of redness in the eye
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FAQs

Q. How long does Lotemox Eye Drop takes to work?

Usually, Lotemox Eye Drop starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Lotemox Eye Drop when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Lotemox Eye Drop and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Loteprednol. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride. Camberley, Surrey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; 2009 [revised 19 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Loteprednol etabonate. Tampa, Florida: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; 1998 [revised Sep. 2012]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Moxifloxacin. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Optho Remedies Pvt.Ltd. 28, MNNIT Industrial Estate, Teliarganj, Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh, India PIN - 211004
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: March, 2021

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