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Generic: loteprednol ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat swelling and redness caused by certain eye conditions or surgery.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition gets worse or if it does not start to get better within 2 days. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with chickenpox.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using this medicine. You should wait about 10 minutes after putting the drops in your eyes before putting your lenses back in. You should not wear your contact lenses if your eyes are red.

Wear sunglasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to sunlight.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • blurred vision or a change in vision
  • eye infection
  • eye pain or discharge
  • increased redness and swelling of the eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry, watery, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • headache
  • runny nose or sore throat
  • sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  • temporary blurring of vision
  • the feeling that something is in your eye

Where should I keep my medicine?

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. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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