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Composition FOR LOTEPRED

Loteprednol(0.5%)

food interaction for LOTEPRED

alcohol interaction for LOTEPRED

pregnancy interaction for LOTEPRED

lactation interaction for LOTEPRED

medicine interaction for LOTEPRED

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Lotepred eye drop 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
Lotepred eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR LOTEPRED

Loteprednol(0.5%)

Uses

Lotepred eye drop is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders

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

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Eye irritation, Conjunctival redness, Conjuntival disorder, Corneal damage, Itching, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Dry eye, Increased production of tears, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Eye discharge, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LOTEPRED EYE DROP

Patients taking LOTEPRED EYE DROP

  • 27%
    Twice A Day
  • 23%
    Once A Day
  • 21%
    Thrice A Day
  • 18%
    Four Times A Day
  • 5%
    Twice A Month
  • 4%
    Alternate Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Week

SUBSTITUTES FOR LOTEPRED

No substitutes found

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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

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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)