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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Lotemax (Definition)

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