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Lotepred T Eye Drop

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Overview

Introduction

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

Lotepred T 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 Lotepred T Ophthalmic Solution

  • Eye infection with inflammation

Side effects of Lotepred T Ophthalmic Solution

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 T

  • Eye irritation
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Lotepred T Ophthalmic Solution

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 Lotepred T Ophthalmic Solution works

Lotepred T Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Loteprednol etabonate and Tobramycin. Loteprednol etabonate is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy. Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lotepred T Eye Drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lotepred T 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 T 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 T 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Lotepred T Eye Drop is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film, two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. 
  • Do not apply it to broken skin and avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. 
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • It may cause temporary burning, itching or a redness at application site. This is usually mild. Consult your doctor if you experience a more severe reaction.
  • Inform your doctor if your skin problem hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.

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Patient Concerns

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What is the different between lotepred and lotepred ls
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Component is same but ls means low strength
for last 2 month I m having watery eye doctor r saying allergu using lotepred drop but did not find improvement past history severe dryness
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
allergy can also lead to symptoms that you are having. O can only say more after examining you. Please visit www.arohealth.com
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References

  1. Ciplamed. Loteprednol etabonate + Tobramycin. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

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