Lotemax Gel (Loteprednol Etabonate)

(℞) Prescription Required

Lotemax 0.5% Gel - 5 grams from Canada

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Lotemax Gel (Loteprednol) Medication Information


Lotemax Gel is a corticosteroid that is used to treat post-operative inflammation and pain after eye surgery.


The eye gel is available in a 5mg/g strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Lotemax Gel include:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye inflammation
  • Foreign body sensation

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Lotemax Gel.


With prolonged use of Lotemax Gel, there can be an increase in eye pressure, if it is used for longer than 10 days patients should be monitored. 

There is an increased risk of infection with Lotemax Gel. 

Lotemax Gel can delay healing of the eye after surgery.


The drug manufacturer of Lotemax Gel did not conduct drug interaction trials

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Lotemax Gel. 


Store at 59-77 ºF, in the upright position.

Pharmacist Tips

  • To administer a drop of Lotemax Gel, invert the closed bottle and shake once to fill the tip of the bottle. 
  • Do not touch the tip of Lotemax Gel to your eye.
  • Patients should not wear their contacts when they are taking Lotemax Gel.

Loteprednol Gel FAQs

How many times a day can you use Lotemax Gel?

It is recommended to use Lotemax Gel 4 times a day.


How long can you use Lotemax Gel?

It is recommended to not use Lotemax Gel for longer than 10 days without your doctors permission.


Is Lotemax Gel used for dry eye?

No, Lotemax Gel is used to treat inflammation in eyes after surgery.


Is Lotemax Gel a steroid?

Yes, Lotemax Gel is a steroid.


Is Lotemax Gel supposed to be thick?

Yes, Lotemax Gel is a gel, it is thicker to help stick to your eye better.

Related Drugs


Lotemax Gel {package insert}. Tampa, FL: Bausch & Lomb Inc.; 2012.


PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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