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Loterex (Loteprednol)

Active Ingredient: Loteprednol
Dosage: 5 ml
Route of Administration: Ocular
Dosage Form: Suspension
Quantity per package: 1 unit
Availability: Out of stock

Lotemax (also known as loteprednol) is a medication that is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis, acne, herpes zoster keratitis, iritis, cyclitis, rosacea, superficial punctate keratitis, and selected infective conjunctivitis. It is also used to treat post-operative inflammation after ocular surgery. Currently, Loterex is unavailable. Surf the eye drop category to find drops you need for the treatment.


Loterex is a sterile suspension for topical ophthalmic use. It is indicated in the treatment of various internal and external ocular inflammatory conditions, such as: postoperative inflammation, acute anterior uveitis, giant papillary conjunctivitis, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, superficial keratitis, iritis, cyclitis, and selective infectious conjunctivitis.

Loterex is indicated for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.

Dosage and administration

Shake vigorously before use.

Loterex 0.5%:

  • treatment of conditions that respond to steroids: put one or two drops in the affected eye every 6 hours. Initially, during the first week of treatment, the dose can be increased up to one drop every hour if necessary.
  • postoperative inflammation: put one to two drops every 6 hours, starting 24 hours after surgery and continue if the doctor suggests it within the next two weeks after surgery.

Loterex 0.2%:

treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: put a drop in the affected eye every 6 hours.


Loterex, like other ophthalmic corticosteroids, is contraindicated in most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, including epithelial keratitis due to herpes simplex (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, chickenpox and also in ocular infection caused by mycobacteria and fungi.

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Loterex is contraindicated in those people who have had hypersensitivity to any of the components of the drug or being sensitive to corticosteroids.

Side effects

The reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include:

  • increased intraocular pressure, which may be associated with damage to the optic nerve;
  • effects on visual acuity and field defects;
  • abnormal or blurred vision;
  • formation of posterior subcapsular cataract;
  • secondary ocular infection by pathogens, including herpes simplex;
  • chemosis;
  • suppuration;
  • dry eyes;
  • epiphora;
  • foreign body sensation;
  • redness;
  • itching;
  • photophobia.

Non-ocular adverse reactions have occurred in less than 15% of treated patients. Among these were headache, rhinitis, and pharyngitis.


The long-term use or other ophthalmic drops containing steroids can cause glaucoma, defects in acuity and visual field as well as cataracts: in addition to reducing its ability to fight infections, so it can increase the likelihood of having an eye infection. It can cause viral eye diseases such as herpes simplex and may delay healing time.


Steroids decrease the action of antibiotics, so you should increase their dose.