Information about Loteprednol

    Loteprednol uses

    Loteprednol is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

    How loteprednol works

    Loteprednol 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 of loteprednol

    Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

    Available Medicine for Loteprednol

    • ₹125
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹142
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹113 to ₹124
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹100
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹96
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹101
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹105
      Indoco Remedies Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹106
      Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹84
      Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹70
      Optica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Loteprednol

    • 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 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)