Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate) 0.2% 5ml


Alrex eye drops, also known as Loteprednol Ophthalmic, are a valuable treatment for eye swelling resulting from various factors, including allergies, infections, surgical procedures, or other conditions.



Alrex eye drops, also known as Loteprednol Ophthalmic, are a valuable treatment for eye swelling resulting from various factors, including allergies, infections, surgical procedures, or other conditions.

These specialized eye drops effectively combat eye itchiness, redness, and discomfort associated with short-term seasonal allergies, often triggered by pollen – a condition referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. Their unique formulation helps alleviate eye inflammation.

Loteprednol 0.2% eye drops fall within the category of corticosteroid medications, offering targeted relief for ocular conditions.

Additional information


If you wear contact lenses, consult your doctor regarding their use during treatment with this medication. Refrain from wearing contact lenses if your eyes are red. Sterilize contact lenses following the manufacturer's instructions and seek your doctor's approval before resuming their use.
If your doctor permits wearing contact lenses during this treatment, remove the lenses before applying the eye drops. The preservative in this product can be absorbed by contact lenses. Wait at least 10 to 15 minutes after each eye drop dose before reinserting the lenses.
To administer the eye drops, initiate by washing your hands. Before use, ensure you shake the bottle thoroughly. To prevent contamination, avoid touching the dropper tip or allowing it to contact your eye or any surface.
Tilt your head backward, gaze upward, and gently pull down the lower eyelid to create a pocket. Directly position the dropper over your eye and instill 1 drop into the pocket. Look downward and softly close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place a finger at the inner corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure to prevent medication leakage. Prevent blinking and resist the urge to rub your eye. Repeat these steps for the other eye if instructed and if your dose requires more than 1 drop.
Follow your doctor's guidance for applying this medication, typically four times a day. Do not rinse the dropper. After each application, replace the dropper cap.
If you are using other types of eye medication (e.g., different drops or ointments), wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before administering additional treatments. Administer eye drops before applying eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye effectively.
Use this medication consistently to obtain the maximum benefits. Establish a routine by using it at the same times daily.
The dosage and treatment duration are determined by your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not exceed the prescribed frequency or duration, as doing so may elevate the risk of side effects.
Continue using this product for the entire prescribed duration. Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, as certain conditions may worsen when the medication is abruptly discontinued. Gradual dose reduction may be necessary.
If this product becomes contaminated (e.g., changes color), refrain from using it. The use of contaminated eye medication can lead to infection, severe eye damage, and vision loss. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance.
Notify your doctor if your condition does not improve after two days or if it worsens.

Side Effects

Side Effects
You may experience a temporary stinging or burning sensation in your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes, along with brief blurred vision when applying this medication. If any of these effects continue or deteriorate, promptly notify your doctor or pharmacist.
Please remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because they have determined that the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Many individuals using this medication do not experience severe side effects.
Prolonged or high-dose use of this medication may lead to significant eye problems, such as increased intraocular pressure and cataracts. If you encounter any of these serious side effects, including vision issues or eye pain, contact your doctor immediately.
Be aware that this medication might mask the symptoms of an eye infection or increase your susceptibility to one, particularly with extended use. Report any new or worsening symptoms, such as eye discharge, swelling, redness, vision problems, or a lack of improvement in your current eye condition. Your doctor may need to adjust your treatment accordingly.
Inform your doctor promptly if you experience any severe side effects, including headaches or dizziness.
Although extremely rare, a severe allergic reaction to this medication can occur. Seek immediate medical assistance if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, including rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
This list does not contain every likely side effect. If you observe any other effects not mentioned here, consult your doctor or pharmacist.


Store this medication in its original container, securely sealed, and out of the reach of children. Keep it at room temperature, away from excessive heat and moisture, and avoid storing it in the bathroom. Properly dispose of any unnecessary medications to prevent accidental ingestion by pets, children, or others.
Do not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the recommended method for disposal is through a medicine take-back program. Consult your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to inquire about available take-back programs in your community.
It is crucial to safeguard all medications from the reach and sight of children. Many containers, such as those for weekly pill organizers, eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers, are not child-resistant and can be easily opened by young children. To prevent accidental poisoning, always secure safety caps and promptly store medications in a safe location that is both out of sight and out of reach.

Special Precautions

Special Precautions
Before using loteprednol, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you may have, as well as any other allergies you are aware of. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can trigger allergic reactions or other complications. For further information, consult your pharmacist.
Before using this medication, share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of eye infections, recent eye surgery, cataracts, open-angle glaucoma, severe nearsightedness (myopia), or diabetes.
After applying this medication, you may experience temporary blurred vision. Until your vision returns to its normal clarity, avoid activities such as driving, operating machinery, or any tasks that require clear vision.
Before undergoing surgery, make sure to inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you are using, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements.
If you develop a new eye infection or injury or require eye surgery, consult your doctor to determine whether you should continue using your current bottle of loteprednol eye drops or start a new one.
During pregnancy, only use this medication if it is deemed essential by your healthcare provider. Have a conversation with your doctor to explore the possible risks and benefits.
It is uncertain whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding if you are using loteprednol.


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