Lotemax steroid

Common Questions and Answers about Lotemax steroid


Avatar n tn Lotemax is a steroid and while its less likely to cause side effects than strong steroids such as pred forte it can cause them nevertheless. Non steroids for blepharitis include oral tetracycline, antibiotic ointment such as erythromycin and esepcially TheraTears SteriLid eyelid cleaning foam (available over the counter).
Avatar m tn You need to discuss this with your ophthalmologist. Call tomorrow. Do not wear your contacts and take the lotemax (a steroid) as it is a set up for a corneal ucler. Use the search feature and read the many posts on dry eyes. Consider seeing a ENT to evaluate your sinus problem. If you have severe dry eyes you may not be able to wear contacts you should also ask your Eye MD about Restasis.
Avatar n tn I went to the eye doctor yesterday, and I got a prescription for Restasis for my dry eyes. Along with that, I got a prescription for Lotemax, for more immediate relief (to help prevent inflammation I guess). I remember that my doctor said to put one drop of the Restasis in my eyes once in the morning, and once at night, but I can't remember what he said for the Lotemax. I THINK he said one drop in each eye four times a day, but I might be thinking of Theratears, which we didn't get.
Avatar f tn My insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC) will not pay for Lotemax which I need immediately for a severe allergic caused blepheritis. Is there an alternative steroid eye drop that is an alternative that my doctor can prescribe?
Avatar n tn 1.) Will a week of Lotemax potentially do any harm to my eye (steroid glaucoma, infection, etc...)? 2.) Since I was rated a 2 out of 5, can I just not wear my contacts for a week or two and the GPC will subside? BTW, he said that after a week of Lotemax it will have died down and I can resume contact lens wear. Also, the way I stand right now, he said I could probably wear my lenses for 4 or 5 hours before they would become uncomfortable. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Avatar m tn Is zylet cortiosteriod/antibiotic a good alternative to Lotemax + asasite. Asasite burns a lot and is very uncomfortable twice a day to use.
Avatar m tn She went to an ophthalmologist and he prescribed a stronger antibiotic and lotemax. She finished the antibiotic and continued to take the steroid an additional week as prescribed and weaned off the steroid as told to. Since then, her eyes have been red quite a bit of the time. Not horribly red and not all the time, but enough to have her worried that something else might be wrong. Is this normal after ceasing the use of lotemax.
Avatar m tn I went to my eye doctors office as a work in and diagnosed with concretions and dry eye. This doctor prescribed Lotemax, Restasis and told me I had chronic inflammation. He didn't check my pressure for glaucoma I didn't realize it until I went for my 6 week follow up and my pressure was 25 last year it was 14 and 16 and field tests looked good. So I may have drug induced glaucoma due to my family having it.
Avatar f tn If I stop taking lotemax drops is there a chance that my hazy bision will go away? If I stop how long before it is out of my dystem do that I might check? Thank you fir you time, it is greatly appreciated. Condition uveitis tested for all infectitious diseases came back negative. Tuberculosis test also negative, chest xray fine. No know etimology. My lovely Dr.'s are trying to help. Tried oral predisone very bad sude effects after 1st and 2nd pill affecting neuro.
Avatar n tn I had to stop prednisolone on march 9 because of increased IOP and then doctor put me on lotemax for 3 times a day.then again my IOP increased so dr. combined it with azopt. so now since march 9 till april 2nd I was on lotemax and azopt. after stopping it...I am feeling akward and more light sensitive and feeling like i have much more discharge in my eye.Dr. checked it today and did not find anything wrong..but still I am concerned. Is it normal after stopping steriods???????
Avatar m tn I have been taking Lotemax for a few months. My doctor said as long as my IOP remains low I can take this for years. If I develop a cataract from this and have to have surgery will cataract continue to comeback if I continue taking Lotemax?
Avatar m tn I may have to go for a second surgery for pterygium removal as it showed some re-growth. During post-op first surgery, my eye pressure went high because of using steroid drops (pred forte) 4 times a day for 2 months or so. And I read that steroid drops are necessary for amniotic graft acceptance and healing on time without any recurrence. Now since I am a steroid responder, if i do surgery 2nd time, how will I heal without using steroid drops necessary for a good healing?
Avatar n tn i went to see a corneal specialist 12 days after the onset. i had th virus in both eyes. the docto prescribed lotemax- to be tapered as well as restasis. my questions are as follows: 1) how long do i need to be on the steroids before my vision begins to improve? 2) by taking the steroids- did i increase the time i am contageous for? if so for how long? 3) what is the point of the steroid taper? 4) what is the likelyhood that after roughly six weeks on the steroids i will be healed?
Avatar n tn He mentioned that I had a lot of protein build up on my contacts and did a stain and he said I had dry eye. He prescribed Lotemax .05 as a first step therapy. Being fearful of steriods, he said that this is a mild steriod and hasn't had anyone have any problems with it. He said it's completely safe. Well, one month later, he informs me that I have cataracts (posterior subcapsular cataracts) and that they are a .5 on a scale of 1-4.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure where you live but 1. You should be seeing an ophthalmologist 2. the development of droopy eyelid (ptosis) is a significant development which may, or may not, be related to your present problem and the use of steroid eye drops. In any case they should have offered you the opportunity to come in same day in an "emergency slot" If you have headache or double vision you should be taken to an Emergency Room immediately.
Avatar m tn use a special steroid such as vexol, lotemax, FML that is less likely to cause steroid glaucoma, use oral steroids, use non-steroidal inflammatories, use steroid drops and lots of glaucoma medicines. I don't know what fucon is. Must be a non-USA medicine.
Avatar m tn I was treated for dry eye by a doctor in Malaysia. He gave me Lotemax. I was on it for at least a year or more, and every time I ran out of drops, the condition would become completely severe again. So I would go back and get more Lotemax. The doctor warned me only to use it when I desperately needed it, so in this way one tiny bottle would last several months. I moved back to the United States last year, and within two months my condition came back. However I had no Lotemax with me.
177275 tn?1438375244 Once a person has “responded” to steroid eye drosp the first time if steroid eye drops are used again the IOP can go up quickly often within a week. Some steroid eye drops (Lotemax) have been developed which are less likely to elevate IOP in steroid responders. Eye side effects are more likely to occur from long term steroid eye drops, then long term oral steroids and lastly from steroid nasal sprays and steroid injections.
Avatar m tn Lotemax is the brand name of the drug loteprednol. It is a steroid anti-inflammatory like Pred Forte and likely is to be used in place of Pred Forte (or the other way around). You would need to ask your doctor to be sure. "Lotepred" on the label must refer to the generic name of loteprenol. The brand name of Ketorolac, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, is Acular. So, nothing you have replaces the Ketorolac. Sorry. Maybe your doctor could give you a sample. P.S.
Avatar n tn "Lotemax is the only steroid that can be prescribed for long term therapy" This statement by PDophthalmology is incorrect. Any steroid drop can be prescribed for long term use. The question is should they be and if they are needed what is the best choice. First many conditions such as chronic uveitis require long term therapy of strong steroids such as pred forte, vexol, FML As with any steroid taken long term side effects are common and close monitoring is important.
Avatar n tn Lotemax is a steroid with less incidence of steroid problems. If FML did not work Lotemax may not. It is worth a try. Dr. O.
Avatar f tn I had an eye infection 7 months ago and was put on a steroid called "Toberdex". The infection went away but then I begin to have what felt like excessive dry upper eyelids during the night as I (tried) to sleep. I went back to dr, was told to use lubricating eye drops and do warm eye compresses. Still no real relief at night. Went to another dr in hopes could help, was put on "lotemax", another steroid with continue of lubricating eye drops and warm eye compresses.
Avatar n tn i had a pink eye in february, the infection went away but the swelling on my upper eyelid is not going away. took Lotemax for 3 weeks, but there was no improvement. its been more than a month now and the swelling is not going away. i even tried hot and cold compress but there was no change. what should i do??
Avatar f tn Damage is permanent. Dr. O.
184420 tn?1326743408 Have you been 2 an eye Dr?I had the same problem and the eye dr gave me restasis and Lotemax. Restasis takes about 3 months of use before it actually works,thats where the Lotemax kicks in-it is a steroid that helps the Restasis get to work faster.No more problems for me.Chronic Dry Eyes will do this to you.I was miserable with mine.
Avatar m tn Alrex would be a milder steroid but Lotemax is also relatively safe. As long as you don't get significant pressrue elevation/ glaucoma, I would do what the cornea specialist recommends.
Avatar m tn The complications arose when she would stop the steroid treatment. Within 24 hrs of stopping the steroid drops, she would have pain around her eye. The pain was severe enough to require an emergency visit to her eye surgeon's office. After two attempts to stop the drops, the doctor suggested that it may be a rebound effect of the discontinued use of the steroids. On December 13th, he suggested a slow decrease in the use of the steroid to counteract the possible rebound effect.
Avatar n tn Lotemax is a steroid. You should get the instructions from the MD that prescribed them.
1958686 tn?1468786503 Well the most important thing is getting back in. Lotemax is a steroid so your improvement is surely due to the reduction in inflammation which assuredly was surgery related.
Avatar f tn Corneal subepithelial infiltrates in EKC clear very slowly, but do resolve. If they are in the center of the cornea and are affecting vision, a topical steroid (Lotemax or Pred Forte) can be used to speed resolution. The topical steroid will not cause facial swelling. Lotemax is a gentler steroid, with less potential to raise the eye pressure; hence, it is safer.