LOTEMAX GEL (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.5%

                               Prescribing Information

You’ve made this investment because your eyesight is very valuable, and your eye care after surgery is equally important. It is advised that you follow your eye doctor’s recommendations for postoperative care. This means continuing with your postoperative regimen, including your dosing of LOTEMAX GEL, until treatment is complete.

Your eye doctor has prescribed specific medications for you after eye surgery to help control your ocular postsurgical pain and inflammation. LOTEMAX GEL is a corticosteroid indicated to treat inflammation and reduce eye pain following ocular surgery.

Sometimes your pharmacy will ask if you want a generic substitution for branded medications.

If you are prescribed LOTEMAX GEL after ocular surgery, it is important to understand
that there is no generic gel formulation available.

  • It is important that your eye doctor talks to you about the following information for LOTEMAX GEL:

    • The potential for slowed or delayed healing

    • Maintaining the sterility of the dropper tip

    • Use with contact lenses

    • Use with other topical ocular therapy

  • Be sure your eye doctor advises you about any additional considerations that they may deem medically necessary

  • Talk to your eye doctor about LOTEMAX GEL and any additional questions you may have

  • Also be sure to see the Important Safety Information about LOTEMAX GEL below


LOTEMAX GEL (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) is used to treat inflammation and pain following eye surgery.

Important Safety Information

  • LOTEMAX GEL should not be used if you have an infection in your eye.
  • Before using LOTEMAX GEL, turn bottle upside down and shake once to fill the bottle tip. To avoid contamination, do not let dropper touch any surface.
  • Do not wear contact lenses when using LOTEMAX GEL.
  • Contact your doctor if pain develops or if redness, itching or inflammation becomes aggravated.
  • If you use LOTEMAX GEL for longer than 10 days, your doctor may monitor pressure in your eye. Use of medications such as LOTEMAX GEL may result in cataract formation, or may delay healing after cataract surgery.
  • The most common side effects in clinical studies were eye inflammation, eye pain and foreign body sensation.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information about LOTEMAX GEL.

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