How It Works:
Loteprednol belongs to a class of medication called as ophthalmic corticosteroid. The exact mechanism of action is not known. They are thought to induce certain proteins (phospholipase A 2 inhibitory proteins) which inhibit the formation of other compounds like prostaglandin and leukotrienes which promote inflammation. As a result, the redness, swelling, and itching is relieved at the site of administration.
Burning sensation, Conjunctival redness, Conjuntival disorder, Corneal damage, Dry eye, Eye discharge, Eye irritation, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Headache, Increased production of tears, Itching
Loteprednol is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders
- Do not start or continue loteprednol if you have increased pressure inside the eyes that cause visual problem (glaucoma), pain, redness, itching or inflammation in eyes, or after a recent cataract surgery.
- Avoid using for more than 10 days.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. What is loteprednol/loteprednol etabonate?
Loteprednol is a corticosteroid available as an eye drop that reduces inflammation of superficial structures of the eye.