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Alrex

Alrex®
(loteprednol etabonate) Ophthalmic Suspension 0.2%

Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ALREXR (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) contains a sterile, topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroid for ophthalmic use. Loteprednol etabonate is a white to off-white powder.

Loteprednol etabonate is represented by the following structural formula:

ALREX® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) Structural Formula Illustration

Chemical Name

chloromethyl 17α-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]-11β-hydroxy-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-diene-17β-carboxylate

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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using loteprednol and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • signs of a new eye infection such as swelling, redness, irritation, or drainage;
  • problems with your vision; or
  • severe pain, burning or stinging when using the eye drops.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • minor burning when using the eye...

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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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