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Can I take alrex (loteprednol) eye drops w/ contacts?

Can I take alrex (loteprednol) eye drops w/ contacts?

Yes: The concentration of steroid in alex is very low, will not precipitate on the lens nor shorten the lens life, nor should it cause any problems with the eyes under the lens in the concentration found in alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more

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Loteprednol (Definition)

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What is the difference between Alrex and Lotemax eye drops?

What is the difference between Alrex and Lotemax eye drops?

Strength: Lotemax is standard dose steroid in concentration. Alrex is 1/10 dilution of standard steroid. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your condition and determine which is the safest and best for whatever condition you are treating. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

None: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. No steroid is available over the counter as you should be following up with an eye doctor when using them. Alrex (loteprednol) is most commonly used for allergies. There are other allergy medications available over the counter (alaway, zaditor) but they do not work the same way as alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more

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What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

Very little: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. A small quantity of this taken orally is unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some over-the-counter eye drops that are like alrex (loteprednol)?

I was wondering what are some over-the-counter eye drops that are like alrex (loteprednol)?

Allergies: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop that used to be prescription. Take one drop 2 x day. ...Read more

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Can one build up a tolerance to either Alrex (loteprednol) and Pred Forte eye drops over time, decreasing their effectiveness?

Can one build up a tolerance to either Alrex (loteprednol) and Pred Forte eye drops over time, decreasing their effectiveness?

Probably not: Alrex (loteprednol) is extremely weak and you would not be likely to notice the difference. Pred Forte has a good deal of anti-inflammatory strength but is a cognate of a natural hormone so you would not lose response. The condition you are treating might get more severe however which you would interpret as the drop losing effectiveness. ...Read more

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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

Inflammation: This is a somewhat strong topical steroid used to treat a variety of inflammations on the surface or interior of the eye. It should be only taken while being followed closely by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Gently: I assume that you are receiving Lotemax (loteprednol) for some allergic type conditon of your eyes which causes itching. Scratching is ok if done gently despite the presence of lotemax (loteprednol). Cool soaks can also help. If the goal is to limit the allergic reaction, then the Lotemax (loteprednol) should diminish your need to scratch. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

There are some.: All steroid drops have an increased risk of cataract formation and glaucoma. Lotemax (loteprednol) is no exception. Short courses of therapy will likely cause no harm. Some inflammatory diseases require longer courses and it can cause side effects. ...Read more

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And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

A few: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid of intermediate potency which has a lowered incidence of the major side effect of topical steroids for the eye which is elevation of eye pressure. It is very useful for topical and internal inflammation and is usually comfortable. Your ophthalmologist can check for eye pressure if you are on this long term for the unlikely elevation of eye pressure. ...Read more

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Are there eye drops as effective as lotemax, (loteprednol) but are not prescription?

Are there eye drops as effective as lotemax, (loteprednol) but are not prescription?

NO: There are no non prescription steroid containing eyedrops. There is a non steroidal antihistamine type drop, ketotifen generic, that is available without a prescription, but that does not work the same way as a steroid drop. If you need a steroid eyedrop to treat your condition then you should be under the care of an eyemd or othe recp that can test you and manage steroid complications. ...Read more

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Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor.
It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions (scratches to the eye). ...Read more

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What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Both are good: Both medicines are excellent. Treatment would be based on the underlying cause of the dry eyes. I tend to use Restasis before using Lotemax, (loteprednol) but each physician has their own algorithm for treatment. ...Read more

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I did lasik 1 week ago everything was ok until yesterday I feel like in my left eye there is a eyelash can a lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops cause that feeling?

I did lasik 1 week ago everything was ok until yesterday I feel like in my left eye there is a eyelash can a lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops cause that feeling?

Not as likely: Since your LASIK procedure is recent, the incision is still healing. A sensation that there is something in the eye may be superficially related to dryness or medication, but may also be due to the LASIK flap edge. I recommend calling your LASIK surgeon to discuss what you should do. He will likely see you and carefully determine the cause of your symptoms. In the meantime, use nonpreserved tears. ...Read more

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Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Yes----first level: Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands. Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward. ...Read more

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What is the pH of eye drops?

What is the pH of eye drops?

Varies: Some are acidic and others are alkaline. Slightly alkaline ones causes minimal stinging. ...Read more

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What are lotechek eye drops used for?

What are lotechek eye drops used for?

Clarify: The medication name you provided is incorrect. You may be referring to Lotemax™ which is a steroidal anti inflammatory ocular agent. It is Prescribed for a variety of inflammatory diseases/conditions of the eye. Please clarify exactly the correct name to confirm. ...Read more

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What is the work of this efemoline eye drop?

What is the work of this efemoline eye drop?

Not avail in the US: It contains a steroid and a vasoconstrictor (redness reliever).

Here is the drug info:

http://durgdirectory. Wordpress. Com/2007/11/29/efemoline-ciba-visionnovartis/. ...Read more

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How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effectiveness. Unfortunately, their studies are considered biased and the positive effects reported have not been confirmed by other investigators. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Alrex (Definition)

Alrex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more