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Dr. James Krick
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Lotemax (Overview)

Lotemax is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

Inflammation: Lotemax (loteprednol) is an ocular anti inflammatory medication used to treat a variety of ocular diseases and disorders. It's use should be carefully monitored, as it is a steroid- based medication. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
36 doctors shared insights

Lotemax (Overview)

Lotemax is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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How many drops of lotemax (loteprednol) are you supposed to use per day?

How many drops of lotemax (loteprednol) are you supposed to use per day?

Depends: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a synthetic steroid solution with a good safety profile. It is used at various frequencies depending upon how much and what type of inflammation is present in the eye. A follow up questions is what is the Lotemax (loteprednol) being used for? All steroids have some side effects such as cataract formation and glaucoma. Use with care. ...Read more

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Under left eye feels droopy, tired/not open all the way, but it looks normal. Occasional mild burning/itching in back of eye. Dr. Prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) 2x/day, 14 days, no help. Annoying!

Under left eye feels droopy, tired/not open all the way, but it looks normal.  Occasional mild burning/itching in back of eye. Dr. Prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) 2x/day, 14 days, no help.  Annoying!

Other causes?: Your doctor was treat you for some kinds of inflammation in the eye... Other causes may be involved... Please read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003035.Htm good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lotemax (loteprednol) with optivar?

Is it safe to use lotemax (loteprednol) with optivar?

Yes it is safe but: They both work differently as Lotemax (loteprednol) is steroid preparation and optivair an anti inflammatory drops.But you can only use these together for short period, as prolonged use of steroid drops can cause side effects, but optivair can be used alone after that so limit the combined use for short term only. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used lotemax (loteprednol) while wearing contacts?

Has anyone ever used lotemax (loteprednol) while wearing contacts?

Not advisible: It is not generally advisable to use a steroid like Lotemax (loteprednol) with contact lens wear. Steroids diminish the body's ability to fight potential infections. ...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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How frequent can Lotemax/ FML (fluorometholone) be safely used for eye inflammation due to dryness? IOP normal. Used for 7 days 1week ago. Can use again?

How frequent can Lotemax/ FML (fluorometholone) be safely used for eye inflammation due to dryness? IOP normal. Used for 7 days 1week ago. Can use again?

To be used cautiousl: Lotemax (loteprednol) and fml are not routine treaents for dry eye syndrome except in severe cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca. When used,careful monitoring of the eye needs to be performed by treating Eye MD. Infections, glaucoma, and cataract are among the serious complications of chronic steroid treatment. Other non steroid treatments are preferred for chronic dry eye, like Restasis, plugs, moisture goggle ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Loteprednol (Definition)

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