Generic Name(s): loteprednol ophthalmic
Drug Class: Corticosteroids
Treats: eye inflammation
Lotemax is a drug belonging to the corticosteroid class of drugs. It is indicated for treating steroid responsive inflammatory conditions associated with eye surgery, eye infections, allergies, or eye injury. Lotemax works to relieve symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, itching, and irritation. Lotemax helps reduce both external and internal eye inflammation.
Lotemax is a medicine used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye. The medicine is commonly used for eye inflammation caused by infection, disease, and surgery.
The active ingredient of Lotemax - loteprednol - belongs to the steroid class of drugs. As a steroid, Lotemax reduces the body"s production of pro-inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins and cytokines. This alleviates the inflammatory response, while easing the discomfort caused to the patient.
Lotemax is, however, associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include minor burning, headache, photosensitivity, runny nose, and sore throat. Some patients may also experience blurred vision and severe pain.