How it 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
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
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- 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
Q. What is loteprednol/loteprednol etabonate?
Loteprednol is a corticosteroid available as an eye drop that reduces inflammation of superficial structures of the eye.