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    Brand Name:Alrex
    Generic:Loteprednol Etabonate
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1998-03-09 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Bausch & Lomb
This drug is available in the following forms:
Opthalmic Suspensions/Drops
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:

About Alrex

Alrex is used for the temporary relief of the itching and redness of the eye caused by seasonal allergies. Alrex should not be used to treat contact lens-related problems.

Precautions for Alrex

  • You should contact your doctor if pain develops, or if redness or itching gets worse.
  • Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better within two days. He/she may want to re-evaluate your condition.
  • You should not use Alrex longer than 10 days without having the pressure in your eye checked by your doctor.

Side Effects of Alrex

  • Increased pressure within the eye (see special warnings)
  • Blurring of vision
  • Burning when putting drops in the eye
  • Swelling or discharge around the eyelids
  • Dry eyes
  • Tearing
  • Sensation of having an object in your eye
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Who Should Not Take Alrex

You should not use Alrex if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Eye infections caused by viruses, including herpes and chicken pox.
  • Eye infections caused by mycobacterium or fungi.
  • An allergic reaction to Alrex.
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I am really nervous about taking this eye doctor prescribed it,but I am nervous about taking it...can anyone share some side effects of this products please..thanks Livi

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My daughter has been using Alrex for an infection. Not sure what the infection is. The doctor did say, but I, unfortunatlly forgot. She has inflamtion if the retnia, was my understanding. He used two different types of eyedrops. One of them is Alrex. I am currently using this in her right eye. The left eye has healed. Iv'e been reading the side affects of Alrex, and it scares me to death. I have great confidence in this doctor, but I'm am worried about her vision. She is not having vision problems now, but I read on the net that this can cause Glaucoma (hope that's spelled right).
Please, Please E-mail me back, and tell me if she will have this horrible infection for the rest of her life. I want to help her, but I feel like my hands are tied. She's only 10 years old. There should be no reason for her to be suffering like this. Please E-mail back,

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I have been using Alrex off and on for years
and a year ago (or longer) my eyes all of a sudden
would not focus...It could last a few min. or 5-6
hours before I could see straight. NOW..when I turn
my head they become unfocused...Not all the time but
alot...If I close one eye (either) I can see ok. Any
suggestions,I would appreciate greatly...
Sue Causey

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This product burns terribly when used. Thanks for telling me to notify my doctor. My eyes water real bad in cold weather. Any suggestions?

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Dear Internet,

I know that you are all-knowing, especially about very complex issues such as ophthalmology. I too use Alrex and have blurry vision. Since I'm already sure that it's the Alrex that's causing my blurred vision and not one of the other thousands of possible eye diseases that cause vision loss, please write back and confirm that I am correct.

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I was taking Alrex and it affected my eyesight. I was only taking it for 3 months and now I can't read anything on the chart with my right eye. I was using it in both eyes.

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The product helped me. I have had no bad side effects. The itching has almost stopped.

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