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Lotemax is used to treat certain inflammatory conditions of the eye that will respond to steroids, such as seasonal allergies. Lotemax is also used to treat inflammation after cataract surgery. Lotemax is not the preferred treatment for all inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Precautions for Lotemax
- You should contact your doctor if pain develops, or if redness, itching, or inflammation gets worse.
- See 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 Lotemax longer than 10 days without having the pressure in your eye checked by your doctor.
- You should not wear soft contact lenses when using Lotemax because the product contains a preservative.
Side Effects of Lotemax
- Increased pressure within the eye (see special warnings)
- Blurring of vision
- Burning when putting drops in the eye
- Swelling or discharge from the eyes
- Dry eyes
- Sensation of having an object in your eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Who Should Not Take Lotemax
You should not use Lotemax if you have any of the following conditions:
- Eye infections caused by viruses such as herpes, and the chicken pox virus.
- Eye infections caused by mycobacterium and fungi.
- An allergic reaction to Lotemax.
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