Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)
What is Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) used for?
Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) is a corticosteroid eye drop prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling caused by infections or allergens. The medication reduces swelling and irritation of the eye caused by an infection or severe allergies. This makes it useful for treating the symptoms of conjunctivitis or swelling caused by recent surgery. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions for using Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) to get the most effective results from treatment. One drop is typically administered to the affected eye once or twice each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the conditions being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. It is suggested to gently shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents. Open the top, hold the applicator above the affected eye, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for fifteen to thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. If another drop is required you are recommended to wait ten to fifteen minutes before the next administration. Do not allow the medication to contact any foreign surfaces, including the surface of your eye, as this may cause contamination.
What are the side effects of Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are blurry vision, severe eye pain, intense swelling or irritation of the eye, or signs of a new infection such as crusting or discharge from the eye. These conditions may require a lower dosage or reduced frequency of administration to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to steroids, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have an infection affecting your eye caused by a virus, fungus, or bacteria. Also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, cataracts, or a herpes infection of the eye as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.