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Lotepred Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Lotepred Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicine called steroids. It is used for treatment of redness and swelling in the eyes caused by infection or allergy. It provides relief from redness, itchiness and soreness by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Never use Lotepred Eye Drop if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes after application before putting them back.

You should not discontinue using the medicine unless your doctor tells you so. Stopping the medication before time may allow the bacteria to continue their growth, which may result in return of the infection.

It may cause eye irritation, burning sensation, and watery eyes. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. It may also blurred your vision or cause other changes in sight for a short time, do not drive or operate other machines until your vision is clear. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Lotepred Opthalmic Suspension

  • Redness and swelling in the eye

Side effects of Lotepred Opthalmic Suspension

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 Lotepred

  • Eye irritation
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning sensation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.

How Lotepred Opthalmic Suspension works

Lotepred Eye Drop is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lotepred 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lotepred Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Lotepred Eye Drop 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
UNSAFE
Lotepred Eye Drop 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 forget to take Lotepred Opthalmic Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Lotepred Eye Drop, 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.
Lotepred Eye Drop
₹30.0/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
Lotesol 5 Eye Drop
Nri Vision Care Pvt Ltd
₹22/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
save 27%
Lytonol Eye Drop
Realmed Pharma
₹25.5/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
save 15%
Lotsof Eye Drop
Ocuris Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹26/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
save 13%
Lotefast Opthalmic Suspension
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹30/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
same price
L-pred Opthalmic Suspension
Allergan India Pvt Ltd
₹37.69/ml of Opthalmic Suspension
26% costlier

Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lotepred with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Component is same but ls means low strength
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FAQs

Q. What is Lotepred? What is it used for?

Lotepred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to relieve swelling, itchiness and redness of the eyes that may be caused due to infection.

Q. Is Lotepred effective?

Lotepred is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lotepred too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Lotepred?

No, you should not stop using Lotepred suddenly without talking to your doctor. You may feel better and your symptoms may also improve before completing the full course of treatment. Still, it is advised to continue the medication as stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Lotepred avoided?

Use of Lotepred should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Lotepred or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Lotepred for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lotepred?

Keep Lotepred in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

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References

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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
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