ALREX (Loteprednol Etabonate)
ALREX (Loteprednol Etabonate)
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Why is Alrex prescribed?
Alrex, with the generic name Loteprednol Etabonate, is a short-term treatment for symptoms caused by seasonal allergies like redness, irritation, and swelling of the eyes.
What does it do?
Loteprednol Etabonate is a corticosteroid that works by preventing the release of substances that can cause irritation, pain, redness, and swelling of the eyes.
How should I use it?
Alrex is currently available as a 0.2% ophthalmic solution that is instilled into the affected eye. Avoid touching the tip of the bottle and do not let it directly touch the eye or any part of the face to avoid contamination.
The dosage strength and frequency depend on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if used properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, use it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never administer two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Alrex?
Avoid wearing contact lenses while using this Alrex.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history, and any allergic reactions to Alrex or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Alrex ophthalmic solution, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Eye irritation
- Eye redness
- Dry eyes
- Runny nose
- Serious side effects may include:
- Blurring of vision
- Eye pain
- Light sensitivity
- Eye discharge
- Foreign body sensation in the eye
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when used with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Alrex with any of the following medications:
- Bromfenac ophthalmic
- Smallpox vaccine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Alrex in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Loteprednol is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, and breastfeeding women. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Alrex in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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