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loteprednol etabonate

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Overview

What is Lotemax?

LOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile, topical corticosteroid for ophthalmic use. Loteprednol etabonate is a white to off-white powder.

Loteprednol etabonate is represented by the following structural formula:

Chemical name:

chloromethyl 17α-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]-11β-hydroxy-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-diene-17β-carboxylate

Each gram contains:

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What are the available doses of Lotemax?

Ointment, 3.5 g tube filled with loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment, 0.5%.

What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Lotemax?

How should I use Lotemax?

LOTEMAX® ointment is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.

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 interacts with Lotemax?

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What are the warnings of Lotemax?

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What are the precautions of Lotemax?

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What are the side effects of Lotemax?

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What should I look out for while using Lotemax?

LOTEMAX ointment, as with other ophthalmic corticosteroids, is contraindicated in most 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.


What might happen if I take too much Lotemax?

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How should I store and handle Lotemax?

Store between 2-8°C (36°-46°F).LOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile ointment supplied in a tin tube with a pink polypropylene cap in the following size:NDC 24208-443-35 3.5 g tube DO NOT USE IF TAMPER EVIDENT SKIRT IS VISIBLE ON BOTTOM OF CAP.Storage: Rx onlyLOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile ointment supplied in a tin tube with a pink polypropylene cap in the following size:NDC 24208-443-35 3.5 g tube DO NOT USE IF TAMPER EVIDENT SKIRT IS VISIBLE ON BOTTOM OF CAP.Storage: Rx onlyLOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile ointment supplied in a tin tube with a pink polypropylene cap in the following size:NDC 24208-443-35 3.5 g tube DO NOT USE IF TAMPER EVIDENT SKIRT IS VISIBLE ON BOTTOM OF CAP.Storage: Rx onlyLOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile ointment supplied in a tin tube with a pink polypropylene cap in the following size:NDC 24208-443-35 3.5 g tube DO NOT USE IF TAMPER EVIDENT SKIRT IS VISIBLE ON BOTTOM OF CAP.Storage: Rx onlyLOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic ointment) 0.5% is a sterile ointment supplied in a tin tube with a pink polypropylene cap in the following size:NDC 24208-443-35 3.5 g tube DO NOT USE IF TAMPER EVIDENT SKIRT IS VISIBLE ON BOTTOM OF CAP.Storage: Rx only


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Clinical Information

Chemical Structure

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Clinical Pharmacology

Corticosteroids inhibit the inflammatory response to a variety of inciting agents and probably delay or slow healing. They inhibit the edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilation, leukocyte migration, capillary proliferation, fibroblast proliferation, deposition of collagen, and scar formation associated with inflammation. While glucocorticoids are known to bind to and activate the glucocorticoid receptor, the molecular mechanisms involved in glucocorticoid/glucocorticoid receptor-dependent modulation of inflammation are not clearly established. However, corticosteroids are thought to inhibit prostaglandin production through several independent mechanisms.

Non-Clinical Toxicology
LOTEMAX ointment, as with other ophthalmic corticosteroids, is contraindicated in most 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.

See for clinically significant drug interactions with diclofenac.

Prolonged use of corticosteroids may result in glaucoma with damage to the optic nerve, defects in visual acuity and fields of vision. If this product is used for 10 days or longer, IOP should be monitored even though it may be difficult in children and uncooperative patients.

Adverse reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include elevated intraocular pressure, which may be associated with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, and perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the cornea or sclera.

The most common ocular adverse event reported at approximately 25% in subjects in clinical studies with LOTEMAX ointment was anterior chamber inflammation. Other common adverse events, with an incidence of 4-5%, were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal edema, and eye pain. Many of these events may have been the consequence of the surgical procedure. The only non-ocular adverse event occurring at ≥1% was headache (1.5%).

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Reference

This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
"https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/"

While we update our database periodically, we cannot guarantee it is always updated to the latest version.

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