• Active Ingredient:

    Loteprednol Etabonate 0.5%
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  • Manufacturer:

    Sun Pharma/Allergen
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    15 Days
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  • Strength: 0.50%

  • Rate Per Bottle

    $ 3.13

Lotemax Eye Drops: Medication for Treating Eye Inflammation


Lotemax eye drops is a formulation containing Loteprednol as the active constituent. The active constituent, Loteprednol is a corticosteroid that is prescribed for treating eye swelling caused by infection, surgery, allergies and other illnesses.

Lotemax eye drops is a formulation marketed by Bausch and Lomb. The active constituent present in it was patented in 1980 and was approved for medical use in 1998. The water solubility of Loteprednol is low and thus it is formulated in a form of gel, ointment or suspension for ophthalmic use. Loteprednol does not produce addiction. Lotemax is a schedule H drug and belongs to a class of drugs called as ophthalmic steroids or glucocorticoids.


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Action Mechanism

A corticosteroid, loteprednoletabonate, present in Lotemax constrain the inflammatory reaction to various causative agents and prevent the edema, capillary dilation, leukocyte migration, fibroblast proliferation, fibrin deposition, capillary proliferation, collagen, deposition and scar formation that are mainly associated with inflammation. In addition to it, Lotemax eye drops are supposed to inhibit the production of prostaglandins through various mechanisms.


  • Shake the bottle of Lotemax eye drops properly before using it.
  • Before instilling the eyes drops into eyes, wash your hands properly.
  • Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper to the eyes or to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Place the dropper directly over your eye and instill a drop of Lotemax into the pouch. Look down and keep your eyes closed for one to two minutes.
  • Use these eye drops regularly to obtain the most benefit from it.


  • Do not stop using Lotemax unless advised by your doctor.
  • Avoid using contact lenses while using this drug product.
  • Avoid using these eye drops if it gets contaminated (if a color change or particulate matter is observed).
  • Do not use Lotemax eye drops frequently or longer time than recommended by your physician as may increase your risk of side effects.
  • This medication is not recommended for use in individuals below 18 years of age.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of these eye drops with your physician before its use during breastfeeding and pregnancy.

Side Effects

The most commonly experienced side effect of Lotemax include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Discharge from eyes
  • Redness or swelling of eyes
  • Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  • Eye discomfort
  • Itching eyes
  • Dry eyes

The above side effects are mild and temporary and these do not last for a long duration. However, if they worsen or persist for a long time, immediately inform your physician. Continued use of Lotemax for extended periods or in larger doses can produce serious eye problems like high pressure inside the eyes and cataracts. Contact your physician right away if any of these rare but serious side effects like vision problems, eye pain occur.


  • This medication should not be placed in a horizontal position. Do not freeze this product.
  • Tell your physician if you are allergic to any of the active or inactive components of Lotemax.
  • Also, inform your doctor if you have a medical history of eye infections, cataracts, open-angle type of glaucoma, diabetes, and severe nearsightedness (myopia).
  • Consult your physician if you develop a new eye infection or require surgery regarding the usage of Lotemax medication.
  • You may experience blurred vision for some time after using this product. So, avoid activities that need clear vision until you are certain about performing such activities safely.


What is Lotemax eye drops used for?

Lotemax eye drops containing loteprednoletabonate. It is a corticosteroid that is useful for treating swelling of eyes caused by surgery, allergies, infection and other illnesses.

How often can you use Lotemax eye drops?

The adults should instill one to two drops of Lotemax eye drops in the affected eye four times a day. In the first week, your physician may recommend you to use the eye drops more often.

Is there a generic for Lotemax eye drops?

Loteprednol, the active constituent present in Lotemax is a costly drug prescribed for treating swelling and redness associated with certain eye disorders or surgery. Presently, there are no generic substitutes for Lotemax.

Can Lotemax be used for pink eye?

You are said to suffer from a pink eye if one of both of your eyes become red, itchy and watery. It is known as called allergic conjunctivitis. This eye drops can be used for a short-time for treating a more severe form of allergic conjunctivitis if anti-histamines do not work.

Is Lotemax a strong steroid?

Loteprednoletabonate 0.5% present in Lotemax eye drops is referred to as a soft steroid. Its anti-inflammatory efficacy can be a little less as compared to prednisolone acetate 1%.

Customer's Review

Average Rating : 4 / 5

  • I was using some eye drops for the inflammation. Used it for a week. No relief. Later, I checked with a local eye doctor who prescribed lotemax eye drops and within 3 days, my eye inflammation cleared up and there was itching or redness. Also, no tears anymore.