What is Loteprednol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lotemax Alrex

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Loteprednol is an ophthalmic corticosteroid used for inflammatory conditions of the eye that are steroid responsive and for the treatment of postoperative inflammation following ocular surgery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry eyes 7 6
Inflammation in interior of eye (pars planitis) 5 4
Dry eye syndrome 4 0
Sjogren's syndrome 2 1
Behcet's disease 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Loteprednol

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Eye pressure 1
Glaucoma 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Loteprednol

Dosage Patients
0.5 g daily 1
0.5 % four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Loteprednol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Loteprednol

Duration

Currently taking Loteprednol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Loteprednol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Loteprednol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lubricant Eye Drops (Artificial Tears) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Loteprednol

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation in interior of eye (pars planitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily

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Oct 15, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation in interior of eye (pars planitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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