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LOTEMAX SM Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



LOTEMAX SM is the brand name for loteprednol etabonate and is available as an ophthalmic gel.

What dosages is LOTEMAX SM available in?

What dosages is LOTEMAX SM available in?

LOTEMAX SM is available as an ophthalmic gel that contains 3.8 mg of loteprednol etabonate per gram of gel.

What is LOTEMAX SM used for?

What is LOTEMAX SM used for?

LOTEMAX SM is a corticosteroid and is used for the following:
Inflammation and pain after eye surgery

How does LOTEMAX SM work?

How does LOTEMAX SM work?

LOTEMAX SM is a steroid medication for your eyes. It helps block chemicals in the eye that cause inflammation, itching, and redness.

How do I take LOTEMAX SM?

How do I take LOTEMAX SM?

LOTEMAX SM is dosed as follows:

  • Apply one drop into the affected eye(s) three times daily
  • Start 24 hours after surgery and continue it for a total of two weeks
Is it safe for me to take LOTEMAX SM?

Is it safe for me to take LOTEMAX SM?

LOTEMAX SM is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, and varicella, and also
in mycobacterial infection of the eye and fungal diseases of ocular structures.

LOTEMAX SM Common Side Effects

LOTEMAX SM Common Side Effects

Common side effects of LOTEMAX SM:

  • Eye pain
LOTEMAX SM Serious Side Effects

LOTEMAX SM Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with LOTEMAX SM. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • High eye pressure, injury, or infection: eye pain, discomfort, or change in vision that doesn’t go away
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LOTEMAX SM

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LOTEMAX SM

There are no major drug interactions listed for LOTEMAX SM. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.

Who makes LOTEMAX SM?

Who makes LOTEMAX SM?

Bausch Health

Is LOTEMAX SM safe in pregnancy?

Is LOTEMAX SM safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if LOTEMAX SM can harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.


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