Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)
What is Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) used for?
Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) is an ophthalmic cortecosteroid prescribed to patients suffering from season allergies. The medication blocks the action of enzymes in the body that cause the swelling, irritation, and pain associated with this condition. It may also be used to treat swelling or irritation caused by surgery or an infection. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)?
Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once daily, but your particular directions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands prior to each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Shake the bottle gently to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces as this may cause contamination. It is also important to wash your hands after each use to prevent the solution from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)?
Some patients using Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious symptoms that may require emergency medical attention include vision problems, severe eye pain, swelling of the eyelids, severe irritation, redness, crusting, or discharge from the eye. Immediately inform your physician about any side effects you encounter that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment. This may include reducing your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate) to prevent unexpected problems that may occur. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to loteprednol or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have glaucoma, diabetes, an infection of the eye, or if you have had recent eye surgery as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other alterations to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Loteflam Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.