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(loteprednol etabonate) Ophthalmic Suspension 0.2%
Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension
Loteprednol etabonate is represented by the following structural formula:
Each mL contains
Active: Loteprednol Etabonate 2 mg (0.2%);
Inactives: Edetate Disodium, Glycerin, Povidone, Purified Water and Tyloxapol. Hydrochloric Acid and/or Sodium Hydroxide may be added to adjust the pH. The suspension is essentially isotonic with a tonicity of 250 to 310 mOsmol/kg.
Presrvativ added: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.01%.
What are the possible side effects of loteprednol ophthalmic (Alrex, Lotemax)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using loteprednol and call your doctor at once if you have:
- signs of a new eye infection such as swelling, redness, irritation, or drainage;
- blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
- problems with your vision; or
- severe pain, burning or stinging when using the eye drops.
Common side effects may include:
- minor burning when using...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/21/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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