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Lotemax (Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic Suspension 0.5%)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lotemax (Eye Drops)0.5 %/10 ml
Lotemax (Eye Gel)0.5 %/5 gm
Lotemax (Eye Ointment)0.5 %/3.5 gm

Generic Equivalent of Lotemax

No generic equivalents of Lotemax found.

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Is A Prescription Required to Have Lotemax?

A prescription is required to purchase Lotemax from our approved Canada drugs pharmacy.

What Is Lotemax Used To Treat?

Lotemax is used for the treatment of post-operative inflammation (pain, redness and swelling) of the eye after cataract surgery. It is also used to treat eye swelling caused due to infection, allergies and other conditions.

How Does Lotemax Work?

Lotemax is ophthalmic suspension that contains Loteprednol etabonate, which is a corticosteroid. Lotemax causes the stimulation of certain proteins called lipocortins which further control the synthesis of mediators responsible for inflammation. Thus, it reduces inflammation in the eye and eases the symptoms.

How Is Lotemax Supplied and Stored?

Lotemax is manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Canada Inc. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded Lotemax medication from Canada.

Lotemax is a loteprednol etabonate available in following formats and dosages:
  • Lotemax ophthalmic (eye) suspension 0.5 %/10 ml – size of 1 bottle
  • Lotemax ophthalmic (eye) ointment 0.5 %/3.5 gm – size of 1, 2 tube
  • Lotemax ophthalmic (eye) gel 0.5 %/5 gm – size of 1, 2 tube
Both the Lotemax gel and suspension should be stored upright at a temperature of 15°C to 25°C. it is important not to freeze the suspension. The gel should be used within 28 days after first opening. The medication should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of Lotemax?

Our Canada Wide Pharmacy is pleased to offer 0.5% 5 g gels at an unbeatable price of $163 for a supply of 2, which is $81.50 per unit. The Lotemax suspension is available at a price of $124. The Lotemax prescription can cost range from $182 and $216 at your local pharmacy. Compare Lotemax prices from verified online pharmacies only.

Can Lotemax Cause Glaucoma?

Prolonged use of corticosteroids such as Lotemax can cause glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure in the eye). Do not use Lotemax in the presence of glaucoma or even slightly elevated intraocular pressure. Glaucoma can cause damage to the optic nerve, vision problems and sometimes loss of vision.

How Do You Use Lotemax?

Shake well the suspension or gel before use. In case of suspension, apply the eye drops into the gap between your eyeball and eyelid, four times a day or as directed by your doctor. For gel, apply one or two drops of gel into the conjunctival sac of the eye four times a day beginning 24 hours after surgery. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface as this can contaminate the medication. In case you wear soft contact lenses, you must wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes after applying eye drops before inserting the lenses. In case you are using Lotemax gel, do not use contact lenses throughout the therapy. Your doctor will decide your treatment period with Lotemax. In case of aggravation of inflammation, redness or itching in the eye, consult your doctor immediately. If you are using another medication in the eye, wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes before instilling it in the eye.

How Many Times A Day Should I Use Lotemax?

Adults should use one or two drops of the suspension or gel four times a day or as directed by their doctor, starting 24 hours after surgery and 2 weeks after. The dose and use of Lotemax by children will be determined by their doctor.

How Long Does It Take For Lotamax To Work?

Lotemax gel or eye drops should start working right away after their use. In case, the symptoms do not improve, contact your doctor.

Is Lotamax Used for Pink Eye?

Pink Eye is usually a term used for conjunctivitis, caused by bacterial or viral infection. Lotemax is used for the treatment of itchiness, redness and swelling caused due to conjunctivitis.

What Should You Avoid While Using Lotemax?

Eye gels and drops can lead to blurred vision. However, this passes quickly. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery until your vision is completely clear.

What Are The Side Effects of Lotemax?

Like with all the medications, Lotemax can also cause side effects but not everybody gets them. Some of the common side effects of Lotemax include increased pressure in the eye, blurred or abnormal vision, pain, dryness and stickiness in the eyes, swelling or discharge from the eyes, tearing, sensation of having an object in your eye, itching and redness in eye or on the eyelid, photophobia (discomfort on being exposed to light). Other unwanted effects include headache, nausea, cold, sore throat, runny nose, dizziness, rash, tiredness, nervousness, general pain and swelling. Consult your doctor if you develop new or worsening symptoms, an eye infection or a blister in the eye. These are not all the side effects of Lotemax. In case you experience any unwanted effect, consult your health care professional immediately.

When Should You Not Use Lotemax?

Do not take Lotemax if you:
  • Are allergic to loteprednol or any of the ingredients present in Lotemax
  • Are allergic to any other corticosteroid
  • Have eye diseases that are caused by viruses such as herpes simplex, vaccinia or varicella or caused by bacteria, fungus
  • Have any other eye infection
  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Are breast-feeding
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have increased pressure or glaucoma in your eye

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using Lotemax?

Before taking Lotemax always talk to your health care professional in case you:
  • Are allergic to loteprednol or other corticosteroids
  • Have an eye disease or infection caused by viruses such as herpes simplex, vaccinia or varicella or caused by bacteria, fungus
  • Have or had glaucoma or increased eye pressure in the past. Your doctor might need to monitor your intraocular pressure
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Lotemax should not be used unless the doctor determines it to be appropriate for your use. Lotemax can cause harm to the unborn baby.
  • Are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.
  • Are under 18 years of age

What Medicines Can Interact with Lotemax?

Lotemax has not been studied for drug infections. You should tell your health care professional about all the medications and skin products that you use, including any prescription or non-prescription vitamins or herbal supplements.

Where Can I Buy Lotemax Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Lotemax can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Lotemax Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. http://www.bausch.ca/Portals/59/Files/Monograph/Pharma/Lotemax-gel-pm.pdf
2. http://www.bausch.ca/Portals/59/Files/Monograph/Pharma/Lotemax-Monograph-Consumer-English.pdf
3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/202872lbl.pdf
4. http://www.arcos.com.uy/pdf/productos/159/960_762_lotemax-monograph-consumer-english.pdf
5. http://www.medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/lotemax-ointment
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