Loteprednol etabonate

Information about Loteprednol etabonate

Loteprednol etabonate Uses

Loteprednol etabonate is used in the treatment of redness and swelling in the eye. It treats and prevents redness & swelling (inflammation) following eye surgery.

How Loteprednol etabonate works

Loteprednol etabonate is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Loteprednol etabonate

Headache, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Eye redness, Dry eye, Corneal defect, Eye discharge, Eye discomfort, Teary eyes, Eye itching, Increased intraocular pressure
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Expert advice for Loteprednol etabonate

  • Your doctor has prescribed Loteprednol etabonate to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Loteprednol etabonate for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
  • Loteprednol etabonate helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Loteprednol etabonate can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Loteprednol etabonate. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Loteprednol etabonate suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Loteprednol etabonate

Loteprednol etabonate

Q. What is Loteprednol etabonate? What is it used for?

Loteprednol etabonate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to relieve swelling, itchiness and redness of the eyes that may be caused due to infection.

Q. Is Loteprednol etabonate effective?

Loteprednol etabonate is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Loteprednol etabonate too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Loteprednol etabonate?

No, you should not stop using Loteprednol etabonate suddenly without talking to your doctor. You may feel better and your symptoms may also improve before completing the full course of treatment. Still, it is advised to continue the medication as stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Loteprednol etabonate avoided?

Use of Loteprednol etabonate should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Loteprednol etabonate or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Loteprednol etabonate for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Loteprednol etabonate?

Keep Loteprednol etabonate in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.


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