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Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment

LOTEMAX
(loteprednol etabonate) Ophthalmic Ointment

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile, topical corticosteroid for ophthalmic use. Loteprednol etabonate is a white to off-white powder.

Loteprednol etabonate is represented by the following structural formula:

LOTEMAX® (loteprednol etabonate) Structural Formula Illustration

Chemical Name: chloromethyl 17α-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]11β-hydroxy-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-diene-17βcarboxylate

Each gram contains

ACTIVE: Loteprednol Etabonate 5 mg (0.5%);
INACTIVES: Mineral Oil and White Petrolatum.

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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/10/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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