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Drug Name:

LOTEMAX Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Loteprednol etabonate 0.5%; oph susp; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Bausch & Lomb Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for LOTEMAX:

Steroid-responsive ocular diseases. Post-op inflammation after ocular surgery.

Adult:

Steroid-responsive diseases: 1–2 drops into affected eye(s) 4 times daily. May give up to 1 drop every 1 hr within the 1st week of therapy. Post-op: 1–2 drops into operated eye(s) 4 times daily beginning 24 hrs after surgery, continue for 2 wks post-op.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Ocular fungal, viral, or mycobacterial infections.

Warnings/Precautions:

Reevaluate if no improvement after 2 days. Prescribe initially and renew after 14 days only after appropriate exam. Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. History of herpes simplex. Monitor IOP and for secondary infections in prolonged therapy (>10 days). Avoid abrupt cessation. Soft contact lenses (remove during therapy). Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

LOTEMAX OPH OINT

LOTEMAX OPH GEL

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Local reactions (eg, blurred vision, burning, itching, dry eye), photophobia, headache, rhinitis, pharyngitis. May mask or exacerbate ocular infections. Prolonged use may increase: IOP, optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, cataract formation, corneal perforation. May delay healing and increase bleb formation after cataract surgery; also, Oint/Gel: anterior chamber inflammation, conjunctival hyperemia, corneal edema, eye pain.

How Supplied:

Susp—5mL, 10mL, 15mL, Oint—3.5g; Gel—5g

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