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Lotemax suspension, drops (final dose form)

Generic Name(S): loteprednol etabonate

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Uses

This medication is used to treat eye inflammation and pain after eye surgery. Loteprednol works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.

How to use Lotemax suspension, drops (final dose form)

Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medication. Sterilize contact lenses according to the manufacturer's directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again.

To apply the eye gel, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the bottle tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Turn the bottle upside down and shake once to fill the tip with the gel. Gently pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Gently close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication. Try not to blink or rub your eye.

Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed.

If you are using another kind of eye medication (for example, drops, ointments, or other gels), wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments or gels to allow the drops to enter the eye.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

Apply as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times a day. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Do not use this product if it becomes contaminated (for example, the gel turns a dark color or develops particles in it). Using contaminated eye medication can cause infection, serious damage to the eye, and loss of vision. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after a few days or if it worsens.

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