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Composition for LOTEPRED


food interaction for LOTEPRED

alcohol interaction for LOTEPRED

pregnancy interaction for LOTEPRED

lactation interaction for LOTEPRED

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lotepred eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lotepred eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lotepred eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Lotepred eye drop is used in the treatment of inflammatory and allergic conditions of the superficial layers of the eye, such as allergic conjunctivitis (allergic itching and redness of the whites of the eye, with tearing), conjunctivitis that occurs as part of acne rosacea (persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose), superficial punctate keratitis (inflammation of cornea), iritis (Inflammation of the interior eye structures), cyclitis (inflammation of cilliary body of the eye). It is also used in the treatment of postoperative inflammation of the eye after the eye surgery.

How it works

Lotepred 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

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 25%
    Two Times A Day
  • 23%
    One Time A Day
  • 21%
    Three Times A Day
  • 18%
    Four Times A Day
  • 8%
    Twice A Month
  • 4%
    Alternate Day
  • 2%
    Two Times A Week


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Expert advice for LOTEPRED

  • 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 LOTEPRED


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


Content on this page was last updated on 19 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)