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What are the risks of using lotemax eye drops?

What are the risks of using lotemax eye drops?

There are some.: All steroid drops have an increased risk of cataract formation and glaucoma. Lotemax 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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Could lotemax be used with optivar?

Could lotemax 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 are you supposed to use per day?

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

Depends: Lotemax 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 being used for? All steroids have some side effects such as cataract formation and glaucoma. Use with care. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used lotemax while wearing contacts?

Has anyone ever used lotemax while wearing contacts?

Not advisible: It is not generally advisable to use a steroid like Lotemax with contact lens wear. Steroids diminish the body's ability to fight potential infections. ...Read more

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Is using lotemax for 3 weeks too long?

Is using lotemax for 3 weeks too long?

Yes- too long: Per the website: prolonged use of Lotemax 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 with optivar?

Is it safe to use lotemax with optivar?

Yes it is safe but: They both work differently as Lotemax 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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What can someone use other than Lotemax if they're allergic to it?

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

Protect Eye from...: 28 y/o female asks What can someone use other than Lotemax if they're allergic to it. Lotemax 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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Can I use either drops lotemax or zylet?

Can I use either drops lotemax 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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Is lotemax safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Is lotemax safe for regular, long term use for allergies?

Probably not: Lotemax 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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