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Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment

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Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include elevated intraocular pressure, which may be associated with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, and perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the cornea or sclera.

The most common ocular adverse event reported at approximately 25% in subjects in clinical studies with Lotemax ointment was anterior chamber inflammation. Other common adverse events, with an incidence of 4-5%, were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal edema, and eye pain. Many of these events may have been the consequence of the surgical procedure. The only non-ocular adverse event occurring at ≥ 1% was headache (1.5%).

Read the Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment (loteprednol etabonate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

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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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