What is Loteprednol Etabonate used for?
Loteprednol Etabonate is an ophthalmic solution used to treat swelling (inflammation) of the eye following eye surgery. It is also used to treat inflammation/swelling caused by certain eye conditions such as uveitis, iritis, allergic conjunctivitis, herpes zoster keratitis, and so on. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate?
Like other medicines, Loteprednol Etabonate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Loteprednol Etabonate can cause side effects such as itching, redness, tearing, or burning of the eyes, blurred vision, dry eyes, headache, and runny nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Loteprednol Etabonate.
What is the recommended dosage of Loteprednol Etabonate?
The dosage of Loteprednol Etabonate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Before applying Loteprednol Etabonate eye drops, wash your hands.
What if you miss a dose of Loteprednol Etabonate?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Loteprednol Etabonate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Loteprednol Etabonate?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Loteprednol Etabonate, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Loteprednol Etabonate?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Loteprednol Etabonate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Loteprednol Etabonate?
Is it possible for me to use Loteprednol Etabonate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Loteprednol Etabonate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Loteprednol Etabonate?
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How should Loteprednol Etabonate be used?
How to reduce the risk of Loteprednol Etabonate drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Loteprednol Etabonate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.