How long can I use Lotemax eye drops?

You should not use Lotemax longer than 10 days without having the pressure in your eye checked by your doctor. Long-term use of Lotemax or other eye drops that contain steroids, may result in glaucoma or raised pressure in the eye, which can cause damage to the optic nerve, problems with vision, and cataracts.

How long should you use steroid eye drops for?

Prednisolone eye drops are only meant to be used for a short period of time. Do not use them for longer than one week unless your doctor advises you otherwise.

How often can you use Lotemax eye drops?

Lotemax® SM: Adults—Apply one drop into the affected eye 3 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.

What are the side effects of Lotemax eye drops?

COMMON side effects

  • visual sensitivity to light.
  • an increased amount of blood in the lining of the eye called conjunctival hyperemia.
  • dry eye.
  • excessive watery eyes.
  • eye pain.
  • eye itching.
  • throat irritation.
  • a stuffy and runny nose.
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How long can I use Lotemax SM?

If you use this medicine for longer than 10 days, you may need frequent vision tests to check the pressure inside your eyes. This medicine is for short term use. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 days of treatment. Do not use this medicine for longer than your doctor has prescribed.

Do you have to wean off steroid eye drops?

Topical steroids and dependency

Care has to be taken to reduce steroid eye drops gradually over time. If they are stopped abruptly, there may be rebound inflammation.

Can steroid drops damage eyes?

Anti-inflammatory steroids can affect your eyes and vision in different ways. As a general rule, the longer you take them or the higher the dose, the more likely side effects can occur. The most concerning potential side effects of the eyes can be glaucoma and cataracts.

Is Lotemax good for dry eye?

Lotemax is a highly effective and very safe anti-inflammatory medicine. This makes it one of the best choices to treat ocular surface inflammation/dry eye disease in addition to many ocular inflammatory conditions.

Do you shake Lotemax?

Yes—you need to vigorously shake the bottle before using in order to get a consistent dose. Many people do not remember to shake the before using, which can limit the effectiveness of the drops.

How long should I use Lotemax gel?

The usual dose of loteprednol ophthalmic gel is 1 to 2 drops into the conjunctival sac (the gap between the eyeball and the eyelid) of the operated eye(s) 4 times daily, starting 24 hours after surgery and continuing for 2 weeks after surgery. This medication should start to work right away.

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Can you just stop Lotemax?

Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Do not use this product if it becomes contaminated (for example, drops turn a dark color).

Can Lotemax make vision blurry?

What Are Side Effects of Lotemax? Common side effects of Lotemax Ophthalmic Suspension include: stinging or burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes and. temporary blurred vision when you apply this medication.

Is Lotemax eye drops supposed to be thick?

You have prescribed a medicine known as Lotemax (Loteprednol), which comes as a gel drop or as an ointment. The gel drop is a thick drop, so wait a few seconds after instilation before blinking. Then after several blinks, the brief blur will clear. No shaking of the bottle is required.

Why is Lotemax so expensive?

“The variation in cost to the patient of Lotemax Gel is entirely due to differences in managed care plans. We find that most patients have coverage for the product with broad coverage for commercial and Medicare patients.

How long should you use Lotemax after cataract surgery?

Lotemax® SM: Adults—Apply one drop into the affected eye 3 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.

Is Lotemax SM a steroid?

FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE LOTEMAX® SM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.38% is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.