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Lotemax SM is an eye treatment medication available by prescription and used to reduce pain and swelling after eye surgery. Loteprednol Etabonate is a corticosteroid that suppresses the inflammatory response so the pain and swelling are reduced considerably in these instances as the patient recovers SM gel may also be prescribed for people with iritis or severe allergic conjunctivitis who have redness and itchy eyes or edema in the eyes. Buy Lotemax SM from Canada and Canpharm and get the lowest Lotemax eye drops price.
The standard dosage for Lotemax eye drops is one drop in each eye 4x daily at even intervals, but dosage and application may vary, and you should always take your medication exactly as indicated in your prescription
Wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before administering any other eye medication to your eyes after your use Lotemax SM drops
Do not touch eye dropper tip with your finger or allow it to touch any surface. Replace cap after each administration of the medication
The active ingredient in Lotemax is Loteprednol Etabonate
Let your doctor know of any history of eye disorders like glaucoma or cataracts, simplex or dendritic keratitis, epithelial herpes, or recurring fungal or bacterial infections before starting on Lotemax SM
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medication
This medication may make you more at risk of contracting certain eye infections, and it may also mask the signs of an eye infection
Do not use Lotemax SM drops if it becomes contaminated and you see the gel turn darker in color or have particles in it
Keep in a cool, dry location and be aware of medication expiry date
Negative drug interactions may occur between Lotemax eye drops and other Rx or OTC (over-the-counter) medications, including albuterol, amlodipine, aspirin, atorvastatin, doxycycline, furosemide, gabapentin, hydrochlorothiazide, ibuprofen, levothyroxine, lisinopril, losartan, melatonin, meloxicam, omeprazole, pantoprazole, prednisone, simvastatin, levothyroxine, tramadol, and trazodone. Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Lotemax SM online.
Lotemax eye drops side effects may occur, and some users may experience vision changes, eye pain, headache, or dizziness. If side effects are experienced, you may want to stop use and meet with a doctor again to discuss eye anti-inflammatory medication alternatives.
Remember, these are not exhaustive lists, and it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance. If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. Visit www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088
What is Lotemax SM?
Lotemax SM is a corticosteroid eye drop that is used to treat inflammation and pain after eye surgery.
How do I use Lotemax SM?
Wash your hands thoroughly before using Lotemax SM. Gently pull down the lower eyelid and apply 1 to 2 drops of Lotemax SM into the pocket between the eyelid and the eye. Close your eye and gently press on the inner corner of the eye for 1 minute to prevent the medication from draining out.
How often should I use Lotemax SM?
The usual dose of Lotemax SM is 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye 3 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after. Your doctor may adjust the dose depending on your individual needs.
What are the side effects of Lotemax SM?
The most common side effects of Lotemax SM are:
Who should not use Lotemax SM?
You should not use Lotemax SM if you have:
Can I use Lotemax SM while wearing contact lenses?
No, you should not use Lotemax SM while wearing contact lenses. The medication can cause contact lenses to stick to your eye, which can lead to irritation and damage.
Can I use Lotemax SM if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
There is no evidence that Lotemax SM is harmful to pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, it is always best to talk to your doctor before using any medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Can I use Lotemax SM with other eye drops?
Yes, you can use Lotemax SM with other eye drops. However, wait at least 5 minutes between applying Lotemax SM and any other eye drops. This will help to prevent the medications from diluting each other.
How long can I use Lotemax SM?
You should not use Lotemax SM for longer than 2 weeks without talking to your doctor. Long-term use of corticosteroids can lead to serious side effects, such as glaucoma and cataracts.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Lotemax SM?
If you miss a dose of Lotemax SM, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.