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Lotemax 0.5% eye drop suspension

Dr. Gerhard Mann Chem.-Pharm. Factory Ltd.

Standard drug Human
Date of approval13.04.2006
Submission statusDelivery through a (public) pharmacy
Prescription StatusSingle-dose medicinal products based on a doctor's prescription
Pharmacological groupAnti-inflammatory drugs

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What is it and what is it used for?

Lotemax 0.5% is an eye drop suspension.

Lotemax 0.5% eye drop suspension is used to treat inflammation after surgical interventions on the eye.

Sometimes the eye can become inflamed (redness and pain). Loteprednol carbonate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It has anti-inflammatory effects and relieves symptoms. Since it is used in small doses directly on the inflamed area, it only works there.


What do you need to consider before use?

Lotemax 0.5% eye drop suspension must not be used

  • if you are allergic to the active substance (loteprednol) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
  • if you are allergic to any other corticosteroid;
  • in viral diseases of the eye, such as B. herpes simplex, vaccinia and chickenpox (varicella);
  • if the eye is infected by mycobacteria or fungi;
  • while breastfeeding.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Let your doctor know if you already have glaucoma.
  • If you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances, contact your doctor.
  • Let your doctor know if you experience pain, or if redness, itching, or inflammation worsens.
  • If your symptoms have not improved within 2 days, see your doctor. He / she may want to reassess your health.
  • You should not use Lotemax for more than 10 days without your doctor checking your intraocular pressure.

pregnancy and breast feeding period

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you suspect you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is possible that you will still be given Lotemax, but it is also possible that you will be given another medicine.

Lotemax should not be used during breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines

Eye drops can cause visual impairment. These usually pass quickly. Do not move a vehicle or use machines until you can see clearly again.

Lotemax 0.5% eye drop suspension contains benzalkonium chloride:

Lotemax contains 0.0152 mg benzalkonium chloride in each dosage unit (2 drops) corresponding to 0.20 mg / ml.

Benzalkonium chloride can be absorbed into soft contact lenses and can discolour the contact lenses. You must remove the contact lenses before using this medicine and only put them back in after 15 minutes.

Benzalkonium chloride can also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or diseases of the cornea (clear layer on the front of the eye). Contact your doctor if you get an unusual burning sensation, or pain in your eye after using this medicine.

How is it used?

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Treatment with Lotemax usually starts 24 hours after surgery and lasts for two weeks.

The recommended dose for adults and people of advanced age is one to two drops, four times a day.

For adults:

  • Shake Lotemax well before use.
  • Look up and gently pull down on the lower eyelid of the affected eye (s).
  • Put one to two drops of Lotemax between the eyeball and eyelid four times a day or as directed by your doctor.
  • Be careful not to let the tip of the dropper touch any surface as this may contaminate the medicine.
  • The bottle must be closed again immediately after use.
  • Your doctor will tell you how long your Lotemax treatment will last.
  • Do not stop treatment without talking to your doctor first.

Use in children and adolescents

Lotemax should not be used in children and adolescents until additional data are available.

If you use more Lotemax than you should

Please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to use Lotemax

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Wait until the time of the next application and continue using it.

If you stop using Lotemax

Always use Lotemax exactly as your doctor has told you. Do not stop using Lotemax without talking to your doctor first.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you experience any of the following side effects such as: redness, itching, swelling of the membrane covering the white part of the eye and / or the eyelid (s) or general symptoms such as difficult breathing, difficulty swallowing, flushing or redness and swelling of the face or tongue then you should immediately stop using the drug and seek medical advice. These could be signs of a severe allergic reaction.

As you may need immediate medical attention, you should contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of the side effects listed below:

Worsening eye pain, especially when exposed to bright light, and red eyes when using this medicine. It may be the effect of the colored part igniting

How should it be stored?

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

additional Information

Contents of the pack and other information What Lotemax contains

  • The active ingredient is: Lotepredno carbonate.
    Each milliliter contains 5 mg (0.5%) loteprednol carbonate.
  • The other ingredients are: disodium edetate, glycerol, povidone, purified water and tyloxapol.
  • Benzalkonium chloride (0.01%) was added as a preservative.
  • Sodium hydroxide and / or hydrochloric acid are used to adjust the pH.

What Lotemax looks like and contents of the pack

Lotemax is a milky white eye drop suspension

Lotemax is available in a 5 ml bottle.

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Dr. Gerhard Mann, chem.-pharm. Factory GmbH Brunsbütteler Damm 165/173

13581 Berlin


email: [email protected]


Dr. Gerhard Mann, chem.-pharm. Factory GmbH Brunsbütteler Damm 165/173

13581 Berlin


email: [email protected]

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