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Could lotemax (loteprednol) be used with optivar?

Could lotemax (loteprednol) be used with optivar?

Yes: But consult with your eye doctor and be sure that the intention is to use both. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Is using lotemax (loteprednol) for 3 weeks too long?

Is using lotemax (loteprednol) for 3 weeks too long?

Yes- too long: Per the website: prolonged use of Lotemax (loteprednol) is associated with warnings, including glaucoma with optic nerve damage, defects in visual acuity, cataract formation, secondary ocular infections, worsened viral ocular infections (including herpes simplex), delay in wound healing and increase in bleb formation. If this product is used for 10 days or longer, intraocular pressure should be monitered. ...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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Can I use either drops lotemax (loteprednol) or zylet?

Can I use either drops lotemax (loteprednol) or zylet?

Only if rx'd: These are steroid eye drops. Use them only if you have been evaluated by an eye doctor and had them prescribed for you. ...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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What can someone use other than Lotemax (loteprednol) if they're allergic to it?

What can someone use other than Lotemax (loteprednol) if they're allergic to it?

Protect Eye from...: 28 y/o female asks What can someone use other than Lotemax (loteprednol) if they're allergic to it. Lotemax (loteprednol) is a Corticosteroid used to treat some Eye problems; Inflammation, Infection, irritation, redness, swelling, Allergies... Should be avoided if allergic to any of its ingredients. Alternate treatment should be based on proper Diagnosis which, to protect the Eye from harm, should be done by Eye Specialist ...Read more

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Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

All different: One cannot compare these drops. Each is good for different indications. Restasis is for dry eyes pataday is for ocular allergy lotemax is for inflammation azasite is for ocular infection. ...Read more

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How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

Package directions: Directions for dosage should be clearly marked on prescription package. Are the drops for an eye problem, or did you have eye surgery? Usual dose is 1 - 2 drops four times a day. Contact the prescribing doc for how long you should use them. ...Read more

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Is lotemax (loteprednol) safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Is lotemax (loteprednol) safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Probably not: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid eye drop. Typically steroid eye drops are used short term for severe eye allergies. With long term use is the potential for glaucoma, cataracts and additional risks if a person gets an infection in their eye. Check with your eye doctor for a better long term medication. ...Read more

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Could I use lotemax (loteprednol) months after an ulceration has healed?

Could I use lotemax (loteprednol) months after an ulceration has healed?

Be careful: the use of steroid eye drops should only be done under very close supervision of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite ==which causes the most excessive tearing?

Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite ==which causes the most excessive tearing?

All increase tears: The medications you have listed can all help improve tear properies in selected patients and you need to work with your eyemd to see what will work for you. Pataday is an antihistamine that helps mostly itching, but dryness associated with allergies will improve. Azasite is an antibiotic for meibomian dysfunction. Lotemax (loteprednol) quiets inflammation, and Restasis also helps with inflammation and tears. ...Read more

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Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite, which can cause the most excessive tearing?

Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite, which can cause the most excessive tearing?

Restasis: Restasis is a drug which causes dramatically increased tearing. Lotemax (loteprednol) may cause a slight increase in tearing. Pataday will reduce tearing and Azasite has no effect on tearing. ...Read more

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Desperate! Wat can I use for sjogrens related severe Dr eyes, already used lotemax (loteprednol) n restasis w no luck.no appt for rheumi avail till 2 mnths,cnt wrk?

Desperate! Wat can I use for sjogrens related severe Dr eyes, already used lotemax (loteprednol) n restasis w no luck.no appt for rheumi avail till 2 mnths,cnt wrk?

Need eye doc: First, I would recommend an evaluation by an ophthalmologist. Sjogren related dry eyes can be severe and will require aggressive attention. For now, artificial tears over the counter (preservative free is better so you can use it very frequently) during the day and lubricating ointment at bedtime. Lotemax/restasis helps get inflammation under control but does little for lubrication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

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 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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Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...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?

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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Inner parts of my eyes have been bloodshot for a month now. prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) gel, worked kinda. contacts made my eyes burn today. what should I do?

Inner parts of my eyes have been bloodshot for a month now. prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) gel, worked kinda. contacts made my eyes burn today. what should I do?

Red eyes: Be sure you do not have a growth (pinguecula or pterygium) by seeing an eyeMD. Also ask MD to check tear film, Meibomian glands (may benefit from lid hygiene ([email protected]) & be sure this is only an episcleritis and not scleritis. Likely from tear film instability. ...Read more

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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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Does Lotemax (loteprednol) help taking out red veins in eyes due to Dry Eyes?

Lotemax (loteprednol) isn't Visine: It's an anti-inflammatory drops intended to reduce inflamed conjunctiva & eyelids due to inflammation or extreme allergic responses, where eyes may look red, but it's not an ocular decongestant to vasoconstrict blood vessels.So the category & drug action is different. In dry eye syndrome, it's usually due lack of oil gland production to keep tears on eyes, where lubricating drops are used instead. ...Read more

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Can you please advise timing/order of taking:lotemax 2/d drop, lid scrubs1/d, retain eye tear drop 3/d, &warm compresses 1/d.Can any taken concurrently?

Can you please advise timing/order of taking:lotemax 2/d drop, lid scrubs1/d, retain eye tear drop 3/d, &warm compresses 1/d.Can any taken concurrently?

Yes: If your doctor tells you to do that. Space the drops out by 5 minutes or so, so that they don't wash each other out. ...Read more

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My optometrist told me that if the Lotemax (loteprednol) did not work for the inflammation then Restasis won't work for the severe dry eyes. Is this true I hve dout?

My optometrist told me that if the Lotemax (loteprednol) did not work for the inflammation then Restasis won't work for the severe dry eyes. Is this true I hve dout?

Sort of...: Restasis is very good medication for mild dry eyes. For moderate to severe dry eyes, Restasis is not enough and I do other things in addition to the Restasis, like doxycycline, warm compresses, IPL, Blepharotomy, punctal plugs, Prokera stem cells, Serum tears. etc.. I would see an ophthalmologist that treat a lot of dry eyes... ...Read more

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Can lotemax (loteprednol) cause an increase of canker sores blisters in the mouth ?

Can lotemax (loteprednol) cause an increase of canker sores blisters in the mouth ?

Not likely: If you are talking about Lotemax (loteprednol) or Alrex for ocular use, the side effects noted are only with regard to the eye, such as more eye pressure, headache, eye irritation or blurred eyesight. ...Read more

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Started Invokana 2 mnths ago n I believe made my dry eyes worse.Nvr had dry eye episode last more than 1-2 wks n it's bn 6 wks w restasis lotemax (loteprednol) plgs?

Started Invokana 2 mnths ago n I believe made my dry eyes worse.Nvr had dry eye episode last more than 1-2 wks n it's bn 6 wks w restasis lotemax (loteprednol) plgs?

Dry eyes : Canagliflozin or Invokana is for: Treating type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. Dry eyes is not a common side effect. Most adverse effects are Genito urinary ( your physician can explain to you ). Restasis is not for immediate cure. Should be used for 3 to six months to assess its benefit. Lotemax (loteprednol) for inflammation from Restasis You use lubricants too ...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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I just found out I am pregnant! Are using Lotemax steroid eye drops safe? It says not recommended. What are your thoughts? My left eye is just so dry.

The medication: in eye drops is almost always absorbed into the body in general but the doses are very small. To be "safe" check these eye dromps out with your OB-GYN! Hope this helps DR Z ...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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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Lotemax (Definition)

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