Information about Loteprednol
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
- ₹114Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹142Allergan India Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹103 to ₹114Ajanta Pharma Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹100Ajanta Pharma Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹89Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹92Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹105Indoco Remedies Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹97Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹84Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹70Optica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 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.