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Composition for LPRED

Loteprednol(5 mg)

food interaction for LPRED

alcohol interaction for LPRED

pregnancy interaction for LPRED

lactation interaction for LPRED

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

SALT INFORMATION for LPRED

Loteprednol(5 mg)

Uses

Lpred eye drop is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Lpred 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 for LPRED EYE DROP

Patients taking LPRED EYE DROP

  • 38%
    Twice A Day
  • 25%
    Once A Day
  • 21%
    Thrice A Day
  • 17%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES for LPRED

2 Substitutes
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  • LOPTICA 5 MG EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Optica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 14/ML of eye drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 70
    save 51% more per ML of eye drop
  • LOT (ENTOD) 5MG EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 19.40/ML of eye drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 97
    save 32% more per ML of eye drop

Top Ophthalmologists

  • Dr. Sanjay Verma
    MBBS, MS
    5
  • Dr. Anita Sethi
    MBBS, MD, DNB, Fellowship
    4.9
  • Dr. Varun Gogia
    MBBS, MD
    4.6
  • Dr. Dheeraj Gupta
    MBBS, MS, Fellowship
    4.5
  • Dr. Ira Chopra
    MBBS, MS
    4.5

Expert advice for LPRED

  • 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 LPRED

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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)