Eysuvis (loteprednol) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat dry eye disease. The drug comes as eye drops. It’s usually used four times daily for up to 2 weeks.
Eysuvis is used in adults to treat symptoms of dry eye disease flare-ups, such as redness, scratching, and burning.
The active ingredient in Eysuvis is loteprednol. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) Eysuvis belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids.
This article describes the dosage of Eysuvis, as well as its strength and how to use it. To learn more about Eysuvis, see this in-depth article.
The recommended dosage and frequency for the approved use of Eysuvis is described below. But always use these drops as instructed by your doctor.
Note: This chart highlights the basics of Eysuvis’s dosage. Be sure to read on for more detail.
|Eysuvis form||Eysuvis strength||Eysuvis usual dosage|
|liquid suspension eye drops||2.5 milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL)||one to two drops into each eye, four times daily for up to 2 weeks|
What is the form of Eysuvis?
Eysuvis comes as liquid suspension eye drops.
What strength does Eysuvis come in?
Eysuvis comes in one strength of 0.25%. This means there’s 2.5 mg of drug per mL of liquid suspension.
What is the usual dosage of Eysuvis?
Your doctor will likely start you on the standard recommended dosage. They’ll ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The information below describes the dosage most commonly used or recommended. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Dosage for dry eye
To treat dry eye disease in adults, the recommended dosage of Eysuvis is one to two drops in each eye four times daily. You’ll use Eysuvis for up to 2 weeks as directed by your doctor.
Is Eysuvis used long term?
No, Eysuvis is usually prescribed as a short-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that it’s safe and effective for your condition, you’ll likely use it for up to 2 weeks.
Eysuvis comes as a liquid suspension that you’ll put as drops into your eyes. You’ll likely use the medication four times per day for up to 2 weeks. Timing your doses so that you use them at about the same time each day will help keep the drug at a steady level in your body.
When using Eysuvis:
- wash your hands before using the drops
- if you wear contact lenses, remove them
- shake the container of Eysuvis for 2–3 seconds
- without touching the tip of the dropper to your eye, hold the bottle up and place one to two drops into each eye
If you are using other eye drops along with Eysuvis, wait at least 5 minutes between the administration of each kind of eye drop.
Accessible drug containers and labels
Some pharmacies provide medication labels that:
- have large print or use braille
- feature a code you can scan with a smartphone to change the text to audio
Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend pharmacies that offer these accessibility features if your current pharmacy doesn’t.
If you miss one of your four daily doses of Eysuvis, use it as soon as you remember.
If you need help remembering to use Eysuvis on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
Do not use more Eysuvis than your doctor prescribes, as this can lead to serious side effects.
What to do in case you use too much Eysuvis
Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve used too much Eysuvis. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Eysuvis’s dosage.
Is the dosage of Eysuvis based on body weight?
No, the dosage of Eysuvis is not based on body weight. There is a recommended dosage for adults.
For more information on the dosage of Eysuvis, see the section above, “What is Eysuvis’s dosage?” Talk with your doctor about the recommended dosage of Eysuvis. They’ll prescribe the right amount for you.
Will my dosage be different if I’m age 65 years or older?
It’s not likely that your Eysuvis dosage will be different if you’re age 65 years or older. In studies, there were no overall differences in the effectiveness or safety of the drug in this age group compared with others. Talk with your doctor for more information about how your dosage will be determined if you are age 65 years or older.
The sections above describe the usual dosage provided by the drugmaker. If your doctor recommends Eysuvis for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.
Remember, you should not change your dosage of Eysuvis without your doctor’s recommendation. Only use Eysuvis exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage. Examples of questions you may want to ask include:
- Will my dosage of Eysuvis need to change if I use other eye drops along with it?
- What will determine whether my dosage is one or two drops per dose?
- Will my dosage of Eysuvis need to change if I have other health conditions?
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