Ophthalmic drops, suspension
LOTEPREDNOL (loe te PRED nol) is used in the eye to treat swelling and pain caused by eye surgery. It can also treat eye redness and swelling due to allergies. It is also used to treat dry eyes.
Alrex may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Wash your hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly, and then pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Do not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the eye pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Alrex contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Alrex is only for you. Do not share Alrex with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
-eye redness or swelling
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-feeling of something in the eye
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Alrex. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-any active infection
-wear contact lenses
-an unusual or allergic reaction to loteprednol, other corticosteroids, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
If you wear contact lenses, ask your healthcare professional when you can wear your lenses again.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.