Generic drug: loteprednol etabonate

Brand name: Lotemax

What is Lotemax (loteprednol etabonate), and how does it work?

Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment (loteprednol etabonate) is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular (eye) surgery. Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment is available as a generic named loteprednol etabonate eye drops.

What are the side effects of Lotemax?

Side effects of Lotemax Ophthalmic Ointment include:

What is the dosage for Lotemax?

  • Wash hands prior to using Lotemax  ointment.
  • Apply a small amount (approximately ½ inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) four times daily beginning 24 hours after surgery and continuing throughout the first 2 weeks of the post-operative period.

What drugs interact with Lotemax?

No Information Provided

Is Lotemax safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with loteprednol etabonate in pregnant women.
  • There are no data on the presence of loteprednol etabonate in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production.
  • The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered, along with the mother's clinical need for Lotemax (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from Lotemax.


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Medically Reviewed on 3/10/2021
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